Hubbardton Forge

Client since 1998

Hubbardton Forge designs and manufactures innovative hand-forged lighting and home furnishing accessories in Castleton, Vermont. Beginning in 1974 in an old Vermont barn with two designers turned entrepreneurs, Hubbardton Forge is now the oldest and largest commercial forge in the United States, with approximately 240 employees! M&M has provided trademark, copyright, vendor and distribution advice to the company for over 20 years, and successfully settled numerous disputes with infringers, including infringements of design patents. Hubbardton Forge was acquired by Bunker Hill Capital, a leading Boston-based private equity investor in 2013.

“Hubbardton Forge has been working with Sharon Merritt of Merritt & Merritt to protect its intellectual property for over fifteen years. We are a design-driven company and Sharon knows us well; our culture, our products and our competition. In addition to providing us with trademark and copyright advice, Sharon has successfully defended our trademarks, copyrights and design patents against infringers in the US and abroad, negotiating infringing product destruction, compensatory damages and royalty payments to Hubbardton Forge without costly and time-consuming litigation. Having a partner like Sharon helps us stay ahead of the curve in an industry where most products are manufactured overseas and original designs are frequently knocked-off.” – Lyn Brown, former Product Manager of Hubbardton Forge