Ekornes defends Stressless® patent

A German court has ordered Chinese furniture maker Rong Feng Furniture to stop all sales and marketing of two living-room chair models that closely resemble the popular Stressless® recliner patented by Norway's Ekornes. The Stressless® look-a-likes had been displayed at a furniture fair in Cologne,where they came to the attention of Ekornes representatives who immediately filed suit. Ekornes' Stressless® line of reclining chairs is marketed globally. Two years ago Ekornes won a similar patent infringement suit against an American company