Company sued by Yeti Coolers says it has shut down


One of the two companies sued this month by Austin-based Yeti Coolers says it’s no longer in business.

Brandy Vickery with Livingston-based Axis Cups told the American-Statesman that the company had already liquidated its stock and shut down its online store before Yeti filed its lawsuit, which accuses Axis of manufacturing and selling “confusingly similar” products.

In addition to Axis, Yeti, which sells high-end coolers and travel mugs, has filed similar suits against at least three other companies in recent years.

Prior to the suit in U.S. District Court, Vickery said his lawyers and Yeti’s legal team had “sent a few letters back and forth.”

“I’m done,” he said. “It’s just not worth it.”

Vickery said he operates three other businesses and plans to focus his attention on those companies going forward.



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