Protecting our brands
For over 60 years, consumers have grown to trust our high standards and view the LYCRA® brand as a symbol of garment quality.
LYCRA® fiber is that powerful ingredient inside a garment that really helps differentiate your products. Knowing that a product contains genuine LYCRA® fiber can strongly influence the buying decision, which is why we vigorously protect and defend our trademarks around the world.
Protecting LYCRA® brand patents
Did you know that most LYCRA® brand fibers and constructions are patented or patent-pending? The LYCRA Company proactively buys and tests spandex (elastane) fabrics and garments from around the world that may infringe upon our patents. When we find infringement, we use all available legal channels to protect our investment in the research and development that created these innovative technology solutions.
For example, our Dual Core fabric patent for denim and wovens, which includes LYCRA® dualFX® technology, is only available from Dual Core authorized mills licensed by The LYCRA Company. Any garment maker, brand or retailer that wants to transform their collections with Dual Core yarns, must buy fabric from our authorized mills.
If you want to avoid purchasing counterfeit Dual Core fabric that may expose your business to legal and financial risk, choose tested and certified Dual Core fabrics that meet the LYCRA® brand’s demanding performance standards.