Vultures circling around fabric designs

Sloan, Carole
July 2007
Furniture/Today;7/16/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 44, p30
Trade Publication
The article examines the issue of intellectual property rights in the U.S. with regards to the fabric designs of Quaker Fabric Corp., which announced that it may close. The author says many companies have been calling on the customers, especially Quaker's, offering to replace the Quaker fabrics with substitutes of their own. The author claims that while some U.S. companies swear not to go near copyrighted fabric designs, reports suggest that some offshore companies are ready to do just that.


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