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Q-Lab Resolves Trademark and Copyright Dispute with Qualitest International Inc. and Qualitest USA LC ("Qualitest")

Posted: 10/31/2023

Q-Lab, a global leader in weathering and corrosion equipment and services, is pleased to announce that it has successfully resolved a trademark and copyright dispute with Qualitest International Inc. and Qualitest USA LC (“Qualitest”). As part of the resolution, Qualitest has agreed to immediately discontinue any and all use of Q-Lab’s trademark and copyrighted work, and destroy any related promotional materials. The unauthorized trademark and copyright issue related to Q-Lab’s industry-leading QUV® accelerated weathering tester.

Brad Reis, Q-Lab’s President and COO commented, “We are pleased with the outcome here and we will continue to vigorously protect our intellectual property in cases like this. This includes stopping the unauthorized use of our trademarks and copyrighted images, no matter where in the world it occurs. Companies that test our resolve in this area should be on notice.”

Q-Lab’s QUV fluorescent UV tester was initially developed in 1970, and is used extensively in the paint and coatings, automotive, and building materials industries to test for weathering durability. With thousands of testers in service, it is known as The World’s Most Widely Used Weathering Tester™. Visit for more information.

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