Cal and Julie Phillips founded their company in the year 2000. Cal holds 24 bicycle related patents. There are 5 bicycle carrier patents that have already been issued. Canada patent 2956005, US patent 9902222, US 9956922, US patent 10,005,329 and US patent 10,011,237. There are 7 more bicycle carrier patents that are pending. The 5 new patents, and 7 new patents pending cover the new Quik-Rack Mach 2 design.
A former employee, without my knowledge or permission, filed for a trade mark and falsified the dates to the Patent and Trademark office (PTO) claiming, my company trade name was first used in 2012. I am in the process of filing for a cancellation of the trademark that was granted to my former employee by the PTO on May 15, 2018. I will then file for the trademark, because I am the rightful owner of it, and was the first to use it in the year 2000.
All my vendors can verify that the company name has been used since 2000. On the other website it claims that the name has been used since 2001. How can that be correct if the trademark that was granted states first used 01/01/2012 and used in commerce 01/01/2012? The date 01/01/2012 is when I hired this person to manage my company, that is why the date was falsified to the PTO.
Cal has been in the bicycle industry designing and developing new products for over forty years. Cal started selling trainers, racks and accessories on his website in the year 2000. Cal is proud to introduce his latest inventions which are integrated into his new product—the completely improved and redesigned Quik-Rack Mach 2.
Quik-Rack USA is based in Wisconsin, and sells quality products to customers in all fifty states, Canada and abroad. We pride ourselves with providing our customers great service, innovative features within the products, and meeting our customers needs. The Quik-Rack Mach 2 is 100% made and assembled in the USA.