AST® Bearings Protects Intellectual Property by Formally Applying for and Receiving Registered Trademark Status for Its Name and Logo
Montville, NJ - February 23, 2010: Founded in 1963, AST® Bearings, LLC is a premier supplier of miniature bearings, precision ball bearings, and related products.
The "AST" brand has become synonymous for value, selection, and outstanding customer service. To help protect the reputation of the company earned over its 46-year history, AST applied for and recently received registered trademark status for both its name and logo by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The AST registered trademark covers four "International Classes" for goods and services including:
o Machine parts (IC 007)
o Distributorships (IC 035)
o Lubrication Services (IC 37)
o Engineering and Design Services (IC 042)
Dale Kaminski, Chief Executive Officer at AST Bearings, commented on the company's recent registered trademark status. "AST has emerged as a leader in the bearing industry." Kaminski continued, "When a customer purchases a product from AST, they are investing in a superior product backed by an organization that stands behind everything it sells. We felt our company's hard-earned reputation was something worth protecting and wanted to prevent any confusion in the marketplace."
For more information about AST's registered trademark, visit www.USPTO.gov/trademarks/index.jsp and look up registration number 3685013.
About AST Bearings
Founded in 1963, AST® Bearings, LLC is an ISO 9001:2008 certified corporation and a value-added supplier of a wide selection of miniature bearings and precision ball bearing products. The company maintains an extensive inventory of superior quality bushings, rod ends, roller and linear bearings, custom cost efficient sub-assembly products and much more. AST maintains two warehouses to ensure availability and "just-in-time" delivery to customers across the US and internationally. AST also provides inventory management services, expert engineering and design services, in addition to failure analyses and re-lubrication services in clean rooms with Class-100 workbenches at its headquarters in Montville, New Jersey.
For additional information, visit the company online at: www.ASTBearings.com.
"AST" is a registered trademark and "Value Beyond the Part" is a trademark of AST Bearings, LLC.