Copeland Furniture Sues Barkman Furniture to Protect its Intellectual Property

Los Angeles, CA. (June 5, 2018)- Copeland Furniture (, contemporary furniture designer and manufacturer, filed suit in federal court against Barkman Furniture of Millersburg, Ohio in order to protect Copeland’s protected furniture design. In response, Barkman has agreed to pay Copeland money damages and immediately cease manufacturing of the infringing furniture. Copeland’s complaint alleges that Barkman’s Oslo Chair and derivative Oslo Amish Chair infringed Copeland’s trade dress rights in the design of Copeland’s Estelle chairs and stools.

“We take pride in designing unique and distinctive products that are recognizable to consumers and have become intrinsically associated with our brand” said Copeland founder and CEO Tim Copeland, “We will continue to defend our intellectual property against any and all infringers.”


About Copeland :

Copeland Furniture was founded in 1975 by Tim and Jenny Copeland in Vermont. Today the company manufactures exclusively out of their state-of-the-art facility in Bradford, VT. Copeland is a Silver Exemplary Member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a non-profit coalition created to promote sustainable practices among home furnishings manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Copeland’s market niche is centered on contemporary and modern design, high quality, domestically and sustainably manufactured products, exceptional service, and Make-to-Order capabilities in finishes and hardware. Copeland services furniture retailers and the Architectural & Design community. For more information, please visit the official website

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