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BURNHAM WINS TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT SUIT

 LANCASTER, Pa., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Burnham Corporation, a major manufacturer of cast iron radiators for home and business heating systems, won a permanent injunction last week in its federal trademark infringement suit against an importer of unauthorized replicas of Burnham products.
 Ruling after a week-long trial, U.S. District Judge Louis J. Freeh barred New York-based Leo International, Inc. from manufacturing, importing or selling its Chinese-made copies of the Burnham Radiant radiator and the Burnham Baseray baseboard unit, which Leo had been marketing under the names "Sun-Ray" and "Low-Ray." The court allowed Leo to sell a copy of Burnham's Slenderized tubular radiator, but Leo will be required to place its name prominently on that product.
 Burnham's suit charged that Leo's copies of the Burnham radiators were likely to confuse plumbing and heating contractors and homeowners who could believe falsely that Leo's products originated, or are associated with, Burnham. Freeh agreed with Burnham that the appearances and designs of Burnham's Radiant and Baseray products are so widely recognized in the market that they are Burnham's trademarks. The court also found that Leo had deliberately copied Burnham's product designs and portions of Burnham's product catalog, and that Leo's replicas were likely to create confusion as to their source.
 Under the court's ruling, all of Leo's inventory of its enjoined products is being turned over to Burnham.
 The settlement of this case comes one year after Burnham filed the trademark infringement suit against Leo.
 "It is important for our distributors and contractors to know of this legal action, and of the decision clearly in Burnham's favor," said Bob Coons, vice president, Burnham. "By informing them of this violation, and consequences, we hope to protect them from the risks of buying products that are mere replicas of Burnham radiator units."
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 /CONTACT: John Vastyan of Godfrey Advertising, 717-393-0365, for Burnham/


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