Peak Design and Tamrac Reach Licensing Agreement

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Innovative gear designers cooperate to benefit their collective customer base.

Peak Design and Tamrac, two of the industry’s most innovative photo and lifestyle accessory brands, have inked a licensing agreement over one of Tamrac’s patents.

The licensing agreement was made with respect to US Patent #6206567 that pertains to dual openings in accessing a container.

In July 2015, Peak Design launched The Everyday Messenger, a combination messenger and camera bag, on a popular crowdfunding platform. The Everyday Messenger incorporates a weatherproof zipper atop its main flap for quick access to bag contents.

Peak Design was unaware of the existence of the patent when it launched the product. Upon receiving word from Tamrac that it considered the zipper to be a feature that was covered by one of its patents, Peak Design and Tamrac worked quickly, cordially, and constructively toward an agreement that could benefit both companies.

The result of that negotiation is a full licensure of the patent by Peak Design valid for the life of the patent. Both companies are pleased that the resolution will not induce any lag in fulfillment time of the Everyday Messenger.

About Peak Design
Peak Design is a professional-grade camera accessory brand dedicated to engineering thoughtful solutions to improve the way photographers transport and manage their cameras. Peak Design was born out of a photographer’s need for better DSLR carrying solutions in demanding environments and has been carried forward by hundreds of thousands of crowd-funders who share that vision. Peak Design now offers a wide range of intuitive, beautiful, and functional camera carrying solutions to take your camera anywhere. For more information visit

About Tamrac
Since 1977, Tamrac has been focused on building innovative camera carrying systems for every photographer to help experience and remember life’s adventures. Tamrac was founded by outdoor enthusiasts who loved nature photography and developing new solutions for their adventures. In 2014, GuraGear, LLC acquired the Tamrac assets focused on building the next generation of bags and accessories for photographers, videographers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Based in beautiful Ogden, Utah, the company continues to draw inspiration from exploring the surrounding mountains and deserts. For more information, visit

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For Peak Design - Chris Dickey

For Tamrac - Melanie Anderson
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