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Summer Classics of Gabriella White, LLC. Enforces Design Patent and Trade Dress Infringement

Furniture World News Desk on 6/7/2024

On April 10, 2024, Gabriella White, a family of brands composed of Summer Classics, Gabby, and Wendy Jane headquartered in Pelham, Alabama, resolved a year-long lawsuit against Costco for both Design Patent Infringement and Trade Dress Infringement. Summer Classics, the designer and manufacturer of premium outdoor furniture, recently enforced its patent rights against Costco, a multinational membership only retail outlet, for infringement of patent and intellectual property rights in response to the sale of low-cost, replica outdoor seating collections originally created and popularized by Summer Classics. Suit was filed on April 24, 2023 in the US District Court of the Western District of Texas in the Waco Division. 

The lawsuit was settled amicably with Costco; the membership retailer agreed to cease sale of the disputed product and a payment of an undisclosed amount to Gabriella White, LLC. 

Gabriella White, a family of brands, prides itself on designing distinct, award winning, furniture with excellence in delivering premium quality and manufactured products. Among the Gabrielle White brands, Summer Classics, Gabby, and Wendy Jane provide consumers best-in-class furniture and decor that can be trusted to withstand the test of time. The company ensures that each brand’s designs are crafted in respect to the design community and consumers for innovation, authenticity, and durability. 

“Summer Classics and Gabriella White, LLC, are dedicated to providing unique furniture and design for life’s best moments. We are happy to see the US court system has aided us in enforcing our patent and trade dress and we remain committed to designing and releasing furniture that our customers know and love. We will continue to seek and engage the design community to establish these rights and ensure these protections are respected and valued in the future,” according to Gabriella White’s founder and Executive Chairman, Mr. Bew White.



About Summer Classics
Summer Classics, part of the Gabriella White family of brands, continueS to inspire and elevate the world of contract-grade furniture. Established in 1978 by Bew White, Summer Classics has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing exquisite outdoor furniture. Our commitment to timeless design, unparalleled craftsmanship, and innovative materials has set the standard for outdoor living. Summer Classics HAS earned a distinguished reputation for creating enduring, elegant, and sophisticated furnishings that elevate both outdoor and indoor living experiences to new heights. Our commitment to excellence has made us industry leaders in creating enduring and beautiful furniture pieces that stand the test of time.

About Gabriella White
With a legacy spanning over 35 years, Gabriella White continues to excel as a premier manufacturer of luxury furniture and accessories, each product meticulously designed to blend form and function for enduring comfort and style. From wholesale and contract manufacturing origins, the company has upheld rigorous testing standards and certifications, driven by a relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction. 

Founded in 1987 by Bew White, Gabriella White prioritizes customer relationships, embodying a spirit of Southern hospitality that permeates its beloved brands, including Summer Classics, Gabby, and Wendy Jane.