Case Study: How The Creators Of Orange Screw® Worked With Ference & Associates To Protect Their Brand Online And Recapture Their Sales.

Gorge Design Group, LLC, the manufacturer of Orange Screw® ground anchors, is a family-owned business based in Bingen, Washington, in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Sales began to fall as a result of online counterfeiters producing “fake” versions of Orange Screw® ground anchors.  With the help of Ference & Associates, Gorge Design Group was able to obtain injunctive relief in Federal court to stop the sale of counterfeit Orange Screw® ground anchors on the AliExpress, eBay, and other online marketplaces.  As a result, Kirby Erdely and his family continue to provide quality products to their nature-loving customers, protect the brand they worked diligently to build, and still spend their free time surrounded by fresh air and clean water in the Pacific Northwest.

Gorge Design Group and Orange Screw®  In the Press:

How You Built That: Orange Screw Update, How I Built This with Guy Raz, NPR, March 9, 2020

The Gorge’s Orange Screw fighting against Chinese knockoffs, NBC KGW8, January 16, 2020

Orange Screw, NBC’s Today Show, NBC, July 12, 2018

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July 13, 2020