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Culp vows to continue aggressive enforcement of its copyrights
21
Jan '10
Culp, Inc. announced that the company has reached agreements with certain customers and fabric suppliers regarding Culp's copyrighted fabric designs. Most of Culp's upholstery fabric designs are copyright protected, including, but not limited to, its unique faux leather fabric designs - Palomino, Wrangler, Stampede, Congo, Gunslinger, Nabuck, Bonanza, Lambskin, Nabook and Buckskin.

Culp's fabrics have been recognized for their innovative designs and have been very successful products for Culp and its customers. As previously announced on August 12, 2009, Culp has pursued enforcement of its rights against other companies and individuals engaged in offering unauthorized versions of Culp's copyrighted designs. Culp has now reached agreements, the terms of which are confidential, with certain customers and fabric suppliers.

Culp also announced that the company is engaged in enforcement proceedings against the following fabric suppliers and, in some cases, their owners individually - Global Textile Alliance, Huntington Fabrics and Gum Tree Fabrics. Additionally, Culp is in discussions and pursuing agreements with several major customers to ensure that

Culp will be the exclusive provider of its copyrighted designs for the long term. Unfortunately, there are certain customers, importers and retailers who continue to use unauthorized versions of Culp's copyrighted designs in their furniture products. In these cases, the company is gathering documentation and determining what legal actions to pursue.

Robert G. Culp, III, chairman of Culp, Inc., commented, "Our goal is to rid the market of unauthorized versions of our fabric designs. Culp will do whatever it takes to protect ourselves, our valued customers and retailers from the unlawful violation of our rights. We believe our customers deserve it. We also welcome any involvement from retailers in these efforts."

Frank Saxon, president and chief executive officer of Culp, Inc., added, "We appreciate our loyal customers who have supported us through these proceedings and have continued to buy only Culp's copyrighted designs. Further, we are open to holding discussions with customers, importers and retailers in order to ensure that only authentic Culp fabrics reach the market."

Culp, Inc. is one of the world's largest marketers of mattress fabrics for bedding and upholstery fabrics for furniture. The company's fabrics are used principally in the production of bedding products and residential and commercial upholstered furniture.

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