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Canadian court grants injunction against importer of infringing laminate products and orders surprise bailiff search and seizure Canadian court grants injunction against importer of infringing laminate products and orders surprise bailiff search and seizure 2016-11-17T23:00:00Z

The Canadian Federal Court has granted a permanent injunction against a large Canadian importer, MGA Commodities, prohibiting the import and sale of flooring products infringing Unilin's IP rights. The permanent injunction follows an earlier preliminary injunction, where the Court also, upon Unilin's request, ordered bailiff searches and seizures. The searches and seizures were conducted in the Quebec warehouses and stores of the importer allowing bailiffs to seize evidence of infringement, including physical evidence, electronic sales and import records, without notice to the importer.  

Thanks to the Court's quick decision granting temporary relief measures, Unilin was able to take swift action and have evidence from the importer's warehouses and stores preserved for later use in court in support of its claim against the importer.   

"Unilin remains committed to protect its intellectual property rights in Canada and to continue acting against infringers. Unilin will continue to enforce its worldwide patents relating to glueless locking, LVT/WPC and bevel and embossed-in-register technologies," said Bart Van der Stockt of Unilin's IP Unit.   

For details of Unilin's patented technologies, please visit http://www.unilintechnologies.com/en/Flooring/Technologies/. 

More information on the L2C Label Program can be found at www.L2Clabels.com

Any questions concerning this announcement should be addressed to Unilin's legal IP department by email at Uniclic.legal@unilin.com or by phone 00352 270 041 83.

 

 

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