Industry News 5/18/2007

C & C WINS TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST RDOT

C & C WINS TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST RDOT

C & C Companies, the holders of the worldwide license for RUSTY surfwear, announced the issuance on Thursday, May 17, 2007 by the Orange County Superior Court of a Temporary Restraining Order against R…and Everything Else ("Rdot"), Vegas Enterprises ("Vegas"), Rod Hart, Geoff Backshall and Phillip Clifford, and all other persons acting in concert or participating with them, relating to the license agreement for RUSTY branded apparel. 

Among other orders, the TRO enjoins them from continuing to claim to any party with which C&C does business that C&C’s "RUSTY" license has been terminated and from interfering in C&C’s right to continue to do business with such parties.  Rdot has been claiming for the past several weeks that they have validly terminated C&C’s 40 year license to manufacture and sell RUSTY branded surf clothing.  That is not the case. 

Litigation will continue until C&C’s position is vindicated.  There will be a hearing on C&C's motion for a preliminary injunction on June 6th.  Dac Clark, President of C&C Companies said, “We believe there was no breach and that there was no basis for terminating the license.  We sincerely regret the confusion this debacle has caused our sales reps, employees, retailers and customers.  We look forward to our day in Court.  We are confident that the Court will disallow the attempt to take over our RUSTY business that we have maintained over the past 19 years.” 

Any inquiries should be directed to Donald A. "Dac" Clark, President of C&C.