Pride Solutions, LLC, the manufacturer and supplier of C&A Ultra Pro skis for snowmobiles, has officially licensed the rights to the C&A PRO trademark and the associated patents from C&A PRO LLC.
The disagreements over patent and trademark issues have kept many racers nervous about using C&A skis, according to Todd Myers of Myers Racing, a contractor with Pride Solutions. The recent settlement should lift concerns of getting caught in the middle of a legal battle, Myers said, now that it is clear who has ownership and rights to the C&A Pro name.
Under the settlement, Pride Solutions will be able to perform the business of manufacturing, sales and distribution of C&A Pro skis after licensing the trademark and patents. The patent holders of the C&A Pro skis will not be involved in the day to day operations.
The C&A product line will consist of all of the models of skis previously, plus the new “Outlaw ski” introduced last season. With legal issues behind them, Myers Racing and Pride Solutions can return its primary focus to racing and increasing its sales business.
"A big goal is to get more Western exposure," Myers said. "We're working with a distributor, who is building a [Western] dealer network. The mountain guys using C&A skis are happy with them, but not many people (in Western states) really know about them yet."
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