Scott USA Slaps ON3P Skis with Cease and Desist

ON3P Great Scott

ON3P Great Scott

Just as it appears that the news of the David v. Goliath case that involved Level1 Productions and Warren Miller Entertainment has tapered off with WME putting the case against Level 1 on hold, another has surfaced to take its place. Fledgling indie ski manufacturer ON3P skis has received a cease and desist order from Scott USA on the production of their flagship ski the Great Scott which shares the namesake of the company’s founder and president Scott Andrus. While I understand it is every organization’s right and responsibility to defend their trademark; with yet another case where a person is to be restrained from using their own given name in a public forum – where do we draw the line?

This post is meant to inform anyone who has to date purchased a “Great Scott” ski from ON3P, or those who are considering a future purchase. In late October, ON3P received a cease and desist order from SCOTT USA Ltd., and its affiliates SCOTT Sports SA and SCOTT USA Inc., demanding ON3P immediately cease commercialization and sales of all “Great Scott” branded skis for reasons of trademark infringement.

We are current exploring the legality of the use of “Scott” in the name of our ski “Great Scott” and should reach a decision in the near future.

Once we have reached a decision, I will post an update on the matter.

Scott Andrus

My favorite suggestion from the linked thread on TGR thus far has been  to “change the name to Great Warren Miller and see what happens.”

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