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CRIMSON, PRO SERIES, PRODIGY, MIDNIGHT SERIES, the star logo, BATTLE STATION, BLADE WARRIOR, BIG STICK, CHOPPER, THE BEAST and KULINARY SERIES are trademarks, and ERGO CHEF, the Ergo Chef logo (angle-handled chef knife under the words “ERGO CHEF”), WHAT’S ON YOUR EDGE, THE NEW SHAPE OF CUTLERY, DUO, THE ONLY TONGS YOU’LL EVER NEED, MY KNIFE IS SMARTER THAN YOURS and DRAGON DAGGER are registered trademarks of Ergo Chef, LLC.

The “flame wave” on the handles of the KNUCKLE SANDWICH and MIDNIGHT SERIES knives, the design of the KULINARY SERIES knives, and the flame graphic used on the blade of the KNUCKLE SANDWICH and MIDNIGHT SERIES knives are copyrighted 2010 Ergo Chef, LLC - All Rights Reserved.

The following knives are covered by US Design Patent 448,253: PRO SERIES chef knives (10”, 8” and 6”), bread/multi-purpose knives (9” and 8”), santoku, TONY LUKE JR. knife, all KNUCKLE SANDWICH and MIDNIGHT SERIES knives (chef, utility, santoku, paring, cleaver and carving), and all KULINARY SERIES knives (chef, bread, santoku and paring), and The Big Green Egg 8” Chef knife.

The Following Pro-Series DUO Tongs are covered under US Patent #D673,819  (9” DUO Tongs, 12” DUO Tongs, & the 15” DUO Tongs).

Ergo Chef, LLC
4 Eagle Road
Danbury CT. 06810
Ph. 203-796-0880
Fax 203-798-6106
customerservice@ergochef.com

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ERGO CHEF, LLC, CLIENTS
LOCATED OUTSIDE THE USA & CANADA,
IN PARTICULAR, ASIAN COUNTRIES:

Knock-Off ERGO CHEF Products
Please be aware that certain companies have been manufacturing and selling products under the ERGO CHEF trademark and   logo without our authorization and without our consent. These products may be manufactured, marketed or sold by one or more of the following companies:

• C&A International, Ltd.;
• C&A (HK) International, Ltd.;
• C&A (China) International, Ltd.;
• Foshan Shunde Xinanya Trading Co., Ltd.;
• Guangdong Xin An Ya Trading Co., Ltd.; or
• Ergo Chef China.

NO GENUINE ERGO CHEF PRODUCTS ARE SOLD ON ANY ASIAN WEBSITES

These knock-off ERGO CHEF products are being sold online on various Asian websites. Ergo Chef, LLC, does not sell its genuine ERGO CHEF products on any Asian website, and any products sold on any Asian website are not and cannot possibly be genuine ERGO CHEF products.

Ergo Chef, LLC, does not and cannot guarantee the quality, workmanship or merchantability of any products being sold in Asia on Asian websites, since they are knock-off products being manufactured and marketed without our consent, without our oversight on quality control standards and without our Warranty backed by our 25 years in the business.

Additionally, some of these Asian websites advertise knock-off ERGO CHEF products using the name of our founder and president, Scott Staib, as well as the names and likeness of many celebrities that are loyal to the ERGO CHEF brand. All of these uses are completely unauthorized in connection with products sold in Asian countries on Asian websites.

Where to Buy Genuine ERGO CHEF Products
Ergo Chef, LLC, offers its genuine ERGO CHEF products on various websites, including:

www.ergochef.com
www.amazon.com

as well as the websites of our various distributors and retailers.

If you have any questions as to whether any ERGO CHEF product you see online is a genuine ERGO CHEF product, please feel free to email us at customerservice@ergochef.com or call us at (877) 796-0884 [or (203) 796-0880 outside of the US].

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help guide you to purchasing genuine ERGO CHEF products.

Theft of ERGO CHEF Trademarks
In addition to manufacturing and selling knock-off ERGO CHEF products, some of these companies have filed numerous trademark applications in China and other Asian countries on ERGO CHEF trademarks.

For example, they have filed trademark applications in China in practically every possible Trademark Class, which we believe is in an effort to steal our trademarks and goodwill to try to fool our Asian customers.

We are in the process of opposing as many of these trademark applications as practical. We recently received three Official Decisions from the Peoples Republic of China Trademark Office that agreed that these companies have acted in bad faith by attempting to register ERGO CHEF trademarks. Here is how one Official Decision stated it [we are the “Opponent”; they are the “Opposed Party”]:

“The [trademark] applied by the Opposed Party in several Classes are exactly the same as the Opponent’s mark used on their products. Obviously, it has subjective intention of plagiarism and imitation of the Opponent’s trademark. The Opposed Party’s behavior violates the principle of honesty and disrupts the market order of fair competition.”

We couldn’t agree more with these Official Decisions and want you, our valued customers, to be aware of this so that you are better able to purchase the full line of genuine ERGO CHEF products with confidence, knowing that the products you purchase are of the highest quality, backed by our full Warranty and over 25 years in the business.

A copy of the three Official Decisions can be found HERE (in Chinese):

  1. TX58477 Decision
  2. TX58478 Decision
  3. TX58486 Decision

 and HERE (in English, as translated by our Trademark Agents in China).

  1. English Translation

We look forward to continuing to serve our values customers by offering genuine ERGO CHEF products.

And let us know your thoughts - we love hearing from our customers!

Asian Websites Offering Knock-Off ERGO CHEF Products
Please note that Ergo Chef, LLC, does not sell ERGO CHEF products on any Asian websites, and any products sold on Asian websites, including any of the following websites, are not genuine ERGO CHEF products.

taobao.com
https://shop.tbfocus.com
tmall.com
https://detail.tmall.com
www.ergochefchina.com
www.ergochefcn.com
alibaba.com
http://www.iliangcang.com/i/search/?keywords=ergo%20chef
https://detail.youzan.com


We will endeavor to update this list as we become aware of other websites selling knock-off ERGO CHEF products.

 

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