Yeti files two more cut-it-out lawsuits
Austin company says Texas, Alabama firms’ products are similar.
Austin-based Yeti Coolers is continuing its attack on companies it accuses of making products that are “confusingly similar” to its own, filing suit in federal court against two more competitors.
The maker of high-end coolers and drinkware filed suit Friday against Livingston-based Axis Cups and Irvington, Ala.-based Bayou Ice Boxes, seeking to force the companies to recall existing products and redesign their products going forward. Yeti is also requesting monetary damages. Both cases were filed in U.S. District Court in Austin.
Yeti recently settled a similar suit against competitor RTIC. Under terms of that agreement, RTIC can no longer manufacture the “offending” products. The company has until May 1 to sell any remaining coolers and thermal mugs in its stock. Yeti and RTIC each agreed to pay their own legal fees.
In the two new cases, Yeti’s claims are similar to those made against RTIC and, before that, Mammoth Coolers.
Axis Cups and Bayou Ice Boxes have, according to Yeti, “purposely advertised, promoted, offered for sale, sold and/or distributed, and continue to adver-