Gura Gear Settled a Lawsuit with Peak Design Over its Record-Breaking Everyday Messenger Bag
Earlier this week, Gura Gear’s acquisition of Tamrac closed its final chapter when the camera bag manufacturer announced the G-Elite series. While the merging of the two entities might be complete, it’s been far from smooth sailing.
In September of this year, Gura Gear filed a lawsuit claiming Peak Design’s new Everyday Messenger bag, funded on Kickstarter and designed with the help of photographer Trey Ratcliff, infringes on a number of patents held by Gura Gear.
In the complaint, Gura Gear claims Peak Design still intellectual property, likely acquired in the Tamrac deal.
Specifically, Gura Gear pulls out the following description of a product they claim Peak Design infringed upon:
A container for facilitating rapid access to the interior of the container to remove articles from the container, comprising: a. a generally rectangular body having a base, two end walls and two sidew …
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