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International Trade Commission confirms Unilin's ITC Ruling

  • On the 16th of September, 2020, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) confirmed the Initial Determination of the 15th of May 2020 rendered by ITC Judge Shaw. All asserted Unilin patents were again considered valid and infringed, and a General Exclusion Order was issued to prevent all importation of PVC based products falling under the Unilin patents without license or other permission.
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Unilin files Canadian patent infringement cases for use of bevel and locking technologies


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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