i’m proud of two logan utah businesses i work with that have recently received recognition for achievements related to their intellectual property:
first, cvb inc/malouf received third (3rd) place at the 2019 annual utah genius awards in salt lake city, utah in the trademark registration category. the utah genius awards are held each year and seek to award the most innovative and creative companies in utah as determined by total the number of prior year’s patents issued or trademarks registered by the united states patent and trademark office (uspto). malouf—a logan utah bedding and bedding accessory retailer known for its unique work culture and focus on employee wellness—registered 21 trademarks in 2018.
utah genius was sponsored by various organizations this year, including the utah governor’s office of economic development, salt lake chamber of commerce, and durham jones & pinegar law firm.
malouf is now a three-peat winner at the utah genius awards, having won 3rd place in 2015 and 10th in 2014. (their trademark attorney didn’t get them on the podium in other years, has few excuses, and continues to strive to trademark out of bisquick like a betty crocker-trademarker)
other utah genius honorees (no affiliation) included logan utah’s icon health and fitness and t. wade fallin in patent issuance categories. even jon brunn from ibm—with whom i sat and who won a pile of patent awards—telecommutes from cache valley utah. i swapped my chocolate dessert for his cheesecake while he was getting one of the awards, but confessed before the first bite, and got him laughing.
second, rock slide engineering received the product innovation award at the 2019 cache valley chamber of commerce awards. rock slide engineering is a logan utah designer and manufacturer of off-road products, including vehicle armor and automatic steps known as step sliders. rock slide’s cache valley chamber award recognized its multi-patented, second generation step slider.
significantly, this award to rock slide comes on the heels of its award for runner-up, best new, off-road/4-wheel-drive product at the 2018 specialty equipment market association (sema) show in las vegas.
there are no secrets to success. it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. —colin powell.