Fiber Trademarks What is a trademark?

The law dictionary defines trademark as a distinctive design, picture, emblem, logo or wording (or combination) affixed to goods for sale to identify the manufacturer as the source of the product. Words that merely name the maker (but without particular lettering) or a generic name for the product are not trademarks. Use of another's trademark (or one that is confusingly similar) is infringement and the basis for a lawsuit for damages for unfair competition and/or a petition for an injunction against the use of the infringing trademark.

Use of Fiber Trademarks and Generic Names on Labels
In light of Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, as amended on July 9, 1986, the rules for use of Fiber Trademarks and Generic Names on Labels are (a) A non-descriptive fiber trademark may be used on a label in conjunction with the generic name of the fiber to which it relates. Where such a trademark is placed on a label in conjunction with the required information, the generic name of the fiber must appear in immediate conjunction therewith, and such trademark and generic name must appear in type or lettering of equal size and conspicuousness. (b) Where a generic name or a fiber trademark is used on my label, whether required or non-required, a full and complete fiber content disclosure shall be made in accordance with the Act and Regulations the first time the generic name or fiber trademark appears on the label. (c) If a fiber trademark is not required information, but is used elsewhere on the label as non-required information, the generic name of the fiber shall accompany the fiber trademark in legible and conspicuous type or lettering the first time the trademark is used. (d) No fiber trademark or generic name shall be used in non-required information on a label in such a manner as to be false, deceptive, or misleading as to fiber content, or to indicate directly or indirectly that a textile fiber product is composed wholly or in part of a particular fiber, when such is not the case. The following table has a list of manufactured fibers, their trade names and manufacturers. Fiber Type ACETATE Trade Names 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ACRYLIC 1. 2. 3. Celanese Celstar Chromspun Estron MicroSafe Acrilan BioFresh Bounce-Back Manufacturer 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. Celanese Acetate Celanese Acetate Voridian Company Voridian Company Celanese Acetate Solutia Inc. Sterling Fibers, Inc. Solutia Inc.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

CFF Fibrillated Fiber Conductrol Creslan Creslite Cresloft Duraspun

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Sterling Fibers, Inc. Sterling Fibers, Inc. Sterling Fibers, Inc. Sterling Fibers, Inc. Sterling Fibers, Inc. Solutia Inc.

10. Evolutia 11. Ginny 12. MicroSupreme 13. Pil-Trol 14. The Smart Yarns 15. Wear-Dated 16. WeatherBloc ARAMID 1. 2. BICOMPONENT 1. 2. Kevlar Nomex Fossfibre No-Shock

10. Solutia Inc. 11. Solutia Inc. 12. Sterling Fibers, Inc. 13. Solutia Inc. 14. Solutia Inc. 15. Solutia Inc. 16. Sterling Fibers, Inc. 1. 2. 1. DuPont Performance Materials DuPont Performance Materials Foss Manufacturing Company, Inc. 2. Solutia Inc.Shakespeare Monofilaments & Specialty Polymers

FLUORO

1. 2.

Tefaire Teflon Tencel Basofil SEF Anso Anso AllSport Anso Caress Anso Choice! Anso Color Solutions Anso CrushResister III Anso CrushResister III ACT Anso CrushResister TLC Anso DuroTwist

1. 2. 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc. Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc. Tencel Inc Basofil Fibers, LLC Solutia Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc. Honeywell Nylon Inc.

LYOCELL MELAMINE Modacrylic NYLON 6

1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

10. Anso f(x) 11. Anso HTX 12. Anso Infinty

10. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 11. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 12. Honeywell Nylon Inc.

13. Anso Premium 14. Anso Replacement Plus 15. Anso Soft 16. Anso Solution 17. Anso Total Comfort 18. Anso Vibrance 19. Caprolan 20. Caprolan-RC 21. Dry Step 22. Nylon 6ix 23. Permasoft 24. Royalbrite 25. Shimmereen 26. Silky Touch 27. Stay Gard 28. Trilene 29. Tru-Ballistic 30. Ultra Micro Touch 31. Ultra Touch 32. Zefsport 33. Zeftron Contex 34. Zeftron Savant 35. Zeftron Select 36. Zeftron Solure NYLON 6.6 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Antron Antron Advantage Antron II Antron Legacy Antron Lumena Cordura DSDN DuPont XTI DyeNAMIX

13. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 14. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 15. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 16. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 17. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 18. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 19. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 20. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 21. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 22. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 23. Beaulieu of America, Inc. 24. Royal-American Co. LLC 25. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 26. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 27. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 28. Berkley, Inc. 29. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 30. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 31. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 32. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 33. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 34. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 35. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 36. Honeywell Nylon Inc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Invista Inc. Invista Inc. Invista Inc. Invista Inc. Invista Inc. Invista Inc. Invista Inc. Invista Inc. Solutia Inc.

10. Enka 11. FiberLoc 12. Micro Supplex 13. Natrelle BCF 14. SolarMax 15. Stainmaster 16. Stainmaster Luxura 17. Stainmaster XTRA Life

10. Polyamide industrial Fibers, Inc. 11. Invista Inc. 12. Invista Inc. 13. Invista Inc. 14. Invista Inc. 15. Invista Inc. 16. Invista Inc. 17. Invista Inc.

18. Supplex 19. Tactasse 20. TACTEL 21. Ultron 22. Ultron 3D 23. Ultron VIP 24. Wear-Dated 25. Wear-Dated Assurance 26. Wear-Dated Freedom 27. Wear-Dated II 28. Wear-Dated ThermaSealed NYLON 6 or 6.6 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Meryl Mattesse Meryl Meryl Microfibre Meryl Nexten Meryl Satiné Meryl Skinlife Meryl Souple Meryl Spring Meryl Techno

18. Invista Inc. 19. Invista Inc. 20. Invista Inc. 21. Solutia Inc. 22. Solutia Inc. 23. Solutia Inc. 24. Solutia Inc. 25. Solutia Inc. 26. Solutia Inc. 27. Solutia Inc. 28. Solutia Inc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc. Nylstar, Inc.

10. Wellon 11. Wellstrand OLEFIN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Amco American Angel Hair Biobarrier Bondtie Crowelon Crown Fiber Duron Dyneema

10. Wellman, Inc. 11. Wellman, Inc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Samson Rope Technologies Samson Rope Technologies Wayn-Tex, Inc. Reemay, Inc. Samson Rope Technologies Crowe Rope Industries, Inc. Nexcel Synthetics Drake Extrusion DSM High Performance Fibers

10. E-B Meshr 11. Elustra 12. Essera 13. Fibermesh 14. Floterope 15. Herculon 16. HY - Colour 17. HY - Comfort 18. HY - Medical

10. Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. 11. FiberVisions Incorporated 12. American Fibers and Yarns Company 13. SI Corporation 14. Samson Rope Technologies 15. FiberVisions Incorporated 16. FiberVisions Products, Inc. 17. FiberVisions Products, Inc.

19. HY - Repeat 20. HY - Soft 21. HY- Strength 22. Impressa 23. Innova 24. Marqesa 25. Marquesa Lana 26. Microblocker 27. Mirafi 28. Nouvelle 29. Patlon III 30. Poly Tying 31. Polylasting 32. Polyloom 33. Polypro 6 34. Polystar 35. Prolan 36. Pur-Ty 37. Salus 38. Soft 71 39. Spectra 1000 40. Spectra 900 41. Spectra Fusion 42. Spectra Guard 43. Spectra Shield 44. Spectra Shield Plus 45. SpectraFlex 46. Tekton 47. Telar 48. Tensylon 49. Trace 50. Trustite 51. Typar 52. Typelle 53. Tyrite 54. Tyvec 55. Ultraline 56. Welltite

18. FiberVisions Products, Inc. 19. FiberVisions Products, Inc. 20. FiberVisions Products, Inc. 21. FiberVisions Products, Inc. 22. American Fibers and Yarns Company 23. American Fibers and Yarns Company 24. American Fibers and Yarns Company 25. Shaw Industries - Permacolor Fibers 26. SI Corporation 27. Ten Cate Nicolon 28. FiberVisions Incorporated 29. Shaw Industries - Permacolor Fibers 30. Blue Mountain Industries, Inc. 31. Blue Mountain Industries, Inc. 32. TC Thiolon 33. Columbian Rope Company 34. Nexcel Synthetics 35. Rõnile, Inc. 36. Wellington 37. Filament Fiber Technology Incorporated (FFT) 38. FiberVisions Products, Inc. 39. Honeywell International 40. Honeywell International 41. Honeywell International 42. Honeywell International 43. Honeywell International 44. Honeywell International 45. Honeywell International 46. Reemay, Inc. 47. Filament Fiber Technology Incorporated (FFT) 48. SI Corporation 49. American Fibers and Yarns Company 50. Nexcel Synthetics 51. Reemay, Inc.

52. Reemay, Inc. 53. Nexcel Synthetics 54. DuPont Performance Materials 55. Samson Rope Technologies 56. Wellington PBI PELCO PEN POLYESTER 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. PBI Securus Pentex A.C.E. Accepta Avora FR Avora Plus Barricaut Beltec Celbond Colorbrite ColorGuard 1. 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Celanese Acetate Honeywell International Honeywell International Honeywell International KoSa KoSa KoSa Honeywell International Honeywell International KoSa DAK Americas, LLC Martin Color-Fi, Inc.

10. Comforel 11. ComFortrel 12. ComFortrel Plus 13. ComFortrel XP 14. Coolmax 15. Dacron 16. Delcron 17. Diolen 18. DSP 19. ESP 20. Fillwell 21. Fillwell II 22. Fillwell Plus 23. Fortrel 24. Fortrel BactiShield 25. Fortrel EcoSpun 26. Fortrel MicroSpun 27. HardCut 28. Holofiber 29. Hydrotec 30. Imbue 31. Loftguard 32. Loftguard Xtra

10. Invista Inc. 11. Wellman, Inc. 12. Wellman, Inc. 13. Wellman, Inc. 14. Invista Inc. 15. DAK Americas, LLC 16. DAK Americas, LLC 17. Diolen Industrial Fibers Inc. 18. Honeywell International 19. KoSa 20. Wellman, Inc. 21. Wellman, Inc. 22. Wellman, Inc. 23. Wellman, Inc. 24. Wellman, Inc. 25. Wellman, Inc. 26. Wellman, Inc. 27. Honeywell International 28. Wellman, Inc. 29. DAK Americas, LLC 30. KoSa 31. KoSa 32. KoSa

33. Microdenier Sensura 34. Microlux 35. Microtherm 36. Orel 37. Pentec 38. Polarguard 3D 39. Polarguard Classic 40. Polarguard Delta 41. Polarguard HV 42. QualiFlo 43. Reemay 44. Retrieve 45. Sensura 46. Serelle 47. Serene 48. Spunnaire 49. Steripur 50. Stretch-aire 51. Substraight 52. Tairilin 53. UltraFlo 54. Ultura

33. Wellman, Inc. 34. KoSa 35. KoSa 36. DuPont Filaments 37. Honeywell International 38. KoSa 39. KoSa 40. KoSa 41. KoSa 42. Reemay, Inc. 43. Reemay, Inc. 44. Marglen Industries 45. Wellman, Inc. 46. KoSa 47. KoSa 48. Wellman, Inc. 49. DAK Americas, LLC 50. KoSa 51. Honeywell International 52. Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America 53. Reemay, Inc. 54. Wellman, Inc.

RAYON SPANDEX 1. 2. 3. Dorlastan Glospan Lycra 1. 2. 3. Dorlastan Fibers LLC RadiciSpandex Corporation Invista Inc.

Generic Names and Definitions for Manufactured Fibers
As per Rule 7 of Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, some generic names and definitions for manufactured fibers are given here. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 7(c) of the Act, the following generic names for manufactured fibers, together with their respective definitions, are hereby established: (a) acrylic - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units. (-CH2-CH-). CN

(b) modacrylic - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of less than 85% but at least 35% by weight of acrylonitrile units. (-CH2-CH-), CN (Except fibers qualifying under subparagraph (2) of paragraph (j) of this section and fibers qualifying under paragraph (q) of this section. [16 CFR 303.7(b), as amended; effective March 13, 1966 and November 3, 1969.) (c) polyester - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of an ester of a substituted aromatic carboxylic acid, including but not restricted to substituted terephtalate units,p(-R-O-C-C6H4-C-O-), oo and para substituted hydroxy-benzoate units, p(-R-O-C6H4-C-O-). oo [16 CFR 303.7(c), as amended, effective September 12, 1973, 38 FR 21782.] (d) rayon - a manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, as well as manufactured fibers composed of regenerated cellulose in which sustituents have replaced not more than 15% of the hydrogens of the hydroxyl groups. (e) acetate - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substanceis cellulose acetate. Where not less than 92% of the hydroxyl groups are acetylated, the term triacetate may be used as a generic description of the fiber. (f) saran - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 80% by weight of vinylidene chloride units (-CH2-CC12-). (g) azlon - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is composed of any regenerated naturally occurring proteins. (h) nytril - a manufactured fiber containing at least 85% of a longchain polymer of vinylidene dinitrile (-CH2-C(CN)2) where the vinylidene dinitrile content is no less than every other unit in the polymer chain. (i) nylon - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polyamide in which less than 85% of the amide (-C-NH-) || O

linkages are attached directly to two aromatic rings. [16 CFR 303.7(i), as amended, effective January 11, 1974, 38 FR 34112.] (j) rubber - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is comprised of natural or synthetic rubber, including the following categories: (1) a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is hydrocarbon such as natural rubber, polyisoprene, polybutadiene, copolymers of dienes and hydrocarbons, or amorphous (non-crystalline) polyolefins. (2) a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is copolymer of acrylonitrile and a diene (such as butadiene) composed of not more than 50% but at least 10% by weight of acrylonitrile units (-CH2-CH-). CN The term lastrile may be used as a generic description for fibers falling within this category. (3) a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a polychloroprene or a copolymer of chloroprene in which at least 35% by weight of the fiber-forming substance is composed of chloroprene units (-CH2-C=CH-CH2-). || Cl [16 CFR 303.7(j) as amended, effective March 13, 1966.] (k) spandex - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polymer comprised of at least 85% of a segmented polyurethane. (I) vinal - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 50% by weight of vinyl alcohol units (-CH2-CHOH-), and in which the total of the vinyl alcohol units and any one or more of the various acetal units is at least 85% by weight of the fiber. (m) olefin - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units, except amorphous (noncrystalline) polyolefins qualifying under category (1) of paragraph (j) of Rule 7. [16 CFR 303.7(m), as amended, effective March 13, 1966.] (n) vinyon - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of vinyl chloride units (-CH2-CHCl-). (o) metallic - a manufactured fiber composed of metal, plastic-coated metal, metal-coated plastic, or a core completely covered by metal.

(p) glass - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is glass. (q) anidex - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 50% by weight of one or more esters of a monohydric alcohol and acrylic acid,(-CH2 = CH-COOH). [f16 CFR 303.7(q), as amended, effective November 3, 1969.] (r) novoloid - a manufactured fiber containing at least 85% by weight of a cross-linked novolac [16 CFR 303.7(r), as amended, effective February 15, 1974, 39 FR 1833.] (s) aramid - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polyamide in which at least 85% of the amide (-C-NH-) 0 linkages are attached directly to two aromatic rings. [16 CFR 303.7(s), as amended, effective January 11, 1974, 38 FR 34112.] (t) Sulfar/Sulphur- a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long synthetic polysulfide in which at least 85% of the sulfide (-S-) linkages are attached directly to two (2) aromatic rings. [16 CFR 303.7(t)effective July 9, 1986.] (u) PBI - a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long chain aromatic polymer having reoccuring imidazole groups as an integral part of the polymer chain. [16 CFR 303.7(u) effective July 9, 1986.]

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