OXFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2018--
RBC Bearings Incorporated (Nasdaq: ROLL), a leading international
manufacturer of highly-engineered precision bearings and components for
the industrial, defense and aerospace industries, today announced the
United States Patent & Trademark Office granted the Company the
following additional nine trademark registrations related to its NICE ®
bearing product line; 1621 ®, 1630 ®, 1635 ®, 1641 ®, along with the 600
Series ®, 1600 Series ®, 6900 Series ®, 7500 Series ® and 7600 Series ®.
This adds to the 4 trademarks registrations previously granted; 400
Series ®, 500 Series ®, 3000 Series ® and 5000 Series ® and compliments
the already expansive portfolio of common law trademarks the Company
owns in the individual four digit designations for products within each
of these Series.
Over 100 years ago William Nice founded one of the first anti-friction
bearing manufacturing plants. Over the last several decades the NICE ®
bearing designations, such as 607 ™, 1616 ™, 1621 ®, 1623 ™, 1630®, 1635
®, 1641 ®, 7512 ™, along with the 400 Series ®, 500 Series ®, 600 Series
®, 1600 Series ®, 3000 Series ®, 5000 Series, ® 6900 Series ®, 7500
Series ® and 7600 Series ® trademarks have acquired distinctiveness to
the NICE ® bearing business and qualify as the only unique identifier of
genuine high quality NICE ® bearings that has been acknowledged by the
bearing industry. These trademarks guaranty that our customers are
getting the unique source of bearings products, namely the original high
quality NICE ® bearing products.
General Counsel Thomas J. Williams stated “With the granting of these
additional trademark registrations by the United States Patent and
Trademark Office, RBC Bearings will continue its program with the U.S.
Customs and Border Protection against trademark infringers and
counterfeiters who attempt to pass off their goods as genuine NICE ®
products. This program has already produced beneficial results and
interception of counterfeit products."
RBC Bearings Incorporated is an international manufacturer and marketer
of highly engineered precision bearings and components. Founded in 1919,
the Company is primarily focused on producing highly technical or
regulated bearing products and components requiring sophisticated
design, testing, and manufacturing capabilities for the diversified
industrial, aerospace, and defense markets. Headquartered in Oxford,
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