The makers of the Cleava clip-on camisole went after the maker of Cami Secret with a federal suit in a claim of patent infringement. Now it’s up to a jury to decide which company had the breast intentions in mind.
“It’s a copy, definitely.”
“It’s a copy. It’s a copy, definitely,” BraNovations Inc. president Michelle De Sousa told Florida’s NBC-2. De Sousa and her business partner and husband, vice president J. D. De Sousa, claim a much larger company, Cami Secret maker Ontel, copied their product after they refused to sell it to Ontel.
The De Sousas want Ontel to stop selling the Cami Secret. They also want a piece of the millions in profits Ontel has made so far.
Ontel’s defense is that BraNovations’s patent was never valid to begin with, and that the De Sousas just “want to get money out of Ontel.”
“I want to move in the direction of getting it in the big box stores like WalMart,” said Michelle. “With [Cami Secret] being there, WalMart is not going to take a product they’re already selling.”
“It’s been a long road, a long journey,” said J.D. “Me and my wife believe we’re just starting.”
In the meantime, you can still buy Cami Secret and take advantage of this special double offer.