Sylvansport Battles Copycat Chinese Trailer

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SylvanSport, manufacturer of the Go adventure pop-up camping trailer, is working to prevent Chinese company, Wuyi Tiandi Motion Apparatus Co. from selling copycat product.

According to SylvanSport an online customer purchased a Go in July 2009 which was shipped to China and reverse engineered. The trailer is being sold at a lower quality than the original in international and American markets. The accused company has adopted the same color scheme and marketing materials created by Sylvansport.

SylvanSport's Go is 96% American-made components with a primary supply chain located within a 100-mile radius of Brevard, North Carolina. The company is a small, nine employee company founded by Thomas Dempsey in 2004. SylvanSport was granted three U.S. trademarks in 2008, two U.S. Patents and three U.S. design patents in 2010.

More positively, the Go trailer has been picked up by Ultimate Campers, Australia's leading off-road camper trailer manufacturer. The Ultimate GO, as it will be branded in Australia, is produced by SylvanSport in the U.S., and will be distributed by Ultimate Campers in Australia and New Zealand.

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