Martha Stewart Wants to Protect You from Bedbugs
Incidences of bedbug infestations have been on the rise over the last decade. In response, some companies have developed protective mattress covers in an attempt to make things a little less creepy-crawly between the sheets.
Martha Stewart Living markets the Martha Stewart Collection Allergy Wise Mattress Protector for warding off dust mites, germs, and bedbugs.
Unfortunately for Martha, another company, JAB Distributors LLC also wants to keep you safe from things that go scuttle in the night, and they are willing to go to court to continue to do so exclusively. JAB Distributors, makers of “Protect-A-Bed” mattress protectors, said in court filings earlier this month that Martha Stewart Living’s mattress protector infringes on its patent, published last year.
JAB has asked for a jury trial. The next hearing in the case is set for October 27th.