The Marker Dalbello Völkl (MDV) group says it has reached a settlement with Head/Tyrolia in a patent and utility model dispute regarding their ski bindings, after a four-year controversy. MDV said the dispute focused on whether the ski bindings produced by Tyrolia and used in its Attack and Adrenalin ranges infringed Marker's industrial property rights. MDV said that Marker launched its Royal Family bindings with the relevant toe technology ten years ago and they have been highly popular in the freeride and freestyle scene since their inception. The timing of the announcement may suggest that the settlement could have facilitated Newell Brands' sale of Jarden Corporation's former winter sports equipment operations (see the article on this in today's issue). It was unclear at the time of writing what are the terms of the settlement.