Reebok Accused Of Lifting EasyTone Design From Inventor

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A California woman hit Reebok International Ltd. with a patent infringement suit Tuesday, claiming the company's EasyTone line of women's apparel ripped off her patent for athletic clothes that help tone muscle.

Linda Karecki, who says she's a fitness trainer and model, claims she developed a novel type of elastic workout clothing that forces muscles to strain during a wearer's normal day-to-day activities, creating tone and strength without significant effort.

Despite the fact that Karecki has had the design registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
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