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October 22nd, 2008


OCT. 22, 2008 CASS AND CO., Wilmington, DE based luxury shapewear company, is pleased announce that on Sept 10, 2008 they prevailed in a Civil Action suit #08-424-JJF against N-fini for infringing upon CASS US patent #7,395,557 B1.

The judgment enjoined MGI Graphics aka N-FINI Shape, of Largo, FL. from infringing the claims of US Patent No. 7,395,557 B1 and restrained MGI from making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing into the United States any products infringing this patent..

Susan Ledyard designed and created the seamless support system “Invisupport®”in January of 2004 which provides comfortable compression under the bust for lift and throughout the torso for slimming. “Invisupport®”has been awarded US Patent No. 7395557 B1. Ledyard took this design to market with four styles and after years of marketing and successful sales was able to build a substantial shapewear company called CASS AND CO. Currently, CASS AND CO. carries over 35 styles within its four collections or brands known as CASS Luxury Shapewear, CASS wear REPAIR, CASS Swimwear and recently a new contemporary line called wearCASS.

“Invisupport®” is CASS’ strategic engineered patented stitching that slims, lifts, breathes and is comfortable on the body. CASS tops, dresses and slips are designed around the Invisupport® structure. Ledyard states that she purposefully trademarked, patented and defended “Invisupport®” to prevent confusion in the market and to build a successful brand. Ledyard has spent in excess of $850,000 over the past 5 years developing and building CASS’ products, customer loyalty, luxury image, R & D, advertising, and press relationships. CASS & CO is known for its reputation of high end quality, plush fabrics and functional styling. CASS & CO has developed a cult following with fashionista shoppers from all corners of the globe.

CASS AND CO has been covered by Rachel Ray, Donnie Deutsch and Fox news as well in top magazines such as InStyle, O Magazine, Fitness, Women’s Health, and WWD. CASS products can be found in Bloomingdales, Macys, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and Beijing, Kirna Zabete, BLISS catalogue and over 1000 luxury Boutiques worldwide.

Carroll Ivy Laurence