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Unilin files Canadian patent infringement cases for use of bevel and locking technologiesUnilin files Canadian patent infringement cases for use of bevel and locking technologies2019-01-20T23:00:00Z

On January 15, 2019, Unilin division technologies filed three patent infringement actions against multiple companies in Canada alleging infringement of Unilin’s patents on bevel or “v-groove” technology, and also various patents related to Unilin’s locking technology. The actions have been filed against (1) Tri-S International Inc; (2) Floors@Work, Pacific Carpet & Flooring Inc; (3) Missisauga Flooring Solutions Inc, Epico Forest Products Inc, Hardwood Giant; and a number of their related entities. The infringement claims concern imports and sales of among others, the brands CROWN CRAFT, NAF, and LIFE STEPP.

“These infringement actions follow a number of previous successful infringement actions in Canada. The use of Unilin’s bevel technologies in flooring products translates into unique selling points for such products,” says Bart Van der Stockt of Unilin’s IP business unit.  “Unilin will continue to protect these unique selling points for its licensees and their customers by taking actions against companies that illegally import and sell products using our patented technology.” 

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