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Protecting our brands
For over 60 years, consumers have grown to trust our high standards and view the LYCRA® brand as a symbol of garment quality.
LYCRA® fiber is that powerful ingredient inside a garment that really helps differentiate your products. Knowing that a product contains genuine LYCRA® fiber can strongly influence the buying decision, which is why we vigorously protect and defend our trademarks around the world.
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Trademark infringements are often unintentional and such mistakes can be corrected easily and quickly. But when the situation calls for it, The LYCRA Company works closely with authorities around the world to take legal action and protect the reputation of our brands. If you suspect a product displaying one of our trademarks may be counterfeit, please let us know.
Why you need a Trademark License Agreement
LYCRA® is a globally registered trademark of The LYCRA Company and is a valuable asset that will be vigorously defended against unauthorized and improper usage that could result in damage to the goodwill associated with our brands.
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- Trademark Guidelines
You need to submit a Trademark License Agreement (TMLA) to use The LYCRA Company’s word marks, logos, logotypes, icons, trade dress or other elements, or to create your own bespoke hangtags/packaging.
The LYCRA Company’s family of trademarks and logos can only be used with genuine fiber, fabric or finished garments purchased from its authorized mills and manufacturers, or if you are not participating in our hangtag program.
Please respect our trademarks. Don’t alter, animate or distort them, or use them as part of your business name, social media account, or on business cards.
As a customer of The LYCRA Company, you may only use the logos and trademarks associated with the specific fibers you purchased.
Protecting LYCRA® brand patents
Did you know that most LYCRA® brand fibers and constructions are patented or patent-pending? The LYCRA Company proactively buys and tests spandex (elastane) fabrics and garments from around the world that may infringe upon our patents. When we find infringement, we use all available legal channels to protect our investment in the research and development that created these innovative technology solutions.
For example, our Dual Core fabric patent for denim and wovens, which includes LYCRA® dualFX® technology, is only available from Dual Core authorized mills licensed by The LYCRA Company. Any garment maker, brand or retailer that wants to transform their collections with Dual Core yarns, must buy fabric from our authorized mills.
If you want to avoid purchasing counterfeit Dual Core fabric that may expose your business to legal and financial risk, choose tested and certified Dual Core fabrics that meet the LYCRA® brand’s demanding performance standards.