S.C. Johnson & Son Enters into Trademark License for Ziploc Products

By Joseph Mandour on December 16, 2011

plastic-bag-ziploc-thumb-200x149-32086California – S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (SC Johnson) announced today that it has entered into a Trademark Licensing Agreement with CTI Industries Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of packaging and storage bags and pouches, metalized balloons, latex balloons, novelty gift items, and printed laminated items.

Under the trademark agreement, CTI will be licensed to manufacture and sell a line of vacuum sealing machines and pouches under the Ziploc brand and trademark.

One of the top manufacturers and marketers of metalized and latex balloons, CTI Industries develops, produces, and markets bags and pouches for storage and packaging purposes and makes laminated and printed films for commercial applications. CTI distributes its product lines throughout the United States as well as in other countries. CTI was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lake Barrington, Illinois.

The licensed Ziploc product line under the agreement will include vacuum sealing machines manufactured solely for CTI and plastic pouches for use to electronically seal the air out of food items. The products will be sold in a number of large retail outlets across the country.

Founded in 1886 as a parquet flooring company, in addition to Ziploc, SC Johnson manufactures and markets other household brands such as Saran, Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Windex, Shout, Raid, and Off!. In the past, SC Johnson has negotiated many patent and trademark licensing agreements with manufacturers and distributors of household products.

In 2001, SC Johnson created an environmental classification system called the “Greenlist” to change the way it measures, tracks, and improves its products, with its commitment to environmental responsibility the primary goal. SC Johnson has shared its “Greenlist” process with the United States EPA, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Environment Canada, industry associations, universities, and corporations and these entities partner with suppliers to identify and develop ingredients that are more environmentally sustainable. Currently, SC Johnson has a licensing agreement with Five Winds International to make the “Greenlist” system available to other companies royalty-free, provided they comply with Five Winds’ terms.

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