June 26, 2013
Laser Mechanisms Inc., Novi, Mich., and Fitchburg, Mass.-based Vinyl Technologies Inc. (Vytek) have settled a six-month federal court trademark dispute.
Laser Mech, a designer and manufacturer of laser beam delivery components and articulated arm systems for high-power CO2, YAG, and fiber lasers and other wavelengths, filed claims against Vinyl Technologies in January 2013, alleging unfair competition under federal and state laws, and trademark infringement, among other claims. Throughout the case, Vytek has denied all claims.
The charges stem from Vinyl Technologies' recent adoption, use, and promotion of the mark FiberCut in connection with selling complete laser systems, which were alleged to be likely to cause confusion with the FiberCut trademark used by Laser Mech since 2009 in connection with its laser processing heads.
The companies have resolved their dispute in a manner acceptable to both parties, which recognizes Laser Mech's trademark rights in its FiberCut mark.