Unilin Issues Licenses for Additional LVT Firms
Dallas, TX, March 26, 2013 -– Additional LVT manufacturers have entered into license arrangements with Flooring Industries, the intellectual property company of the Unilin Group.
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More than 35 companies have already entered into a license agreement with Unilin’s IP company for the manufacture and sales of glueless LVT products.
Flooring Industries strengthened its patent position in 2011 by entering into a cooperation agreement with the company Windmöller Consulting, through which the Unilin licensees had the possibility to obtain extra patent protection on specific Windmöller patents that covered certain glueless LVT products.
In addition, Flooring Industries is now also able to enforce and commercialize the Pergo patent portfolio after the recent acquisition of Pergo by its parent company Mohawk Industries.
Pergo also has specific patents that cover glueless LVT products. Flooring Industries, Pergo, and Windmöller have already started to take actions against manufacturers and distributors who are doing business in glueless LVT products which do not have a full patent protection.
The glueless LVT licensees of Unilin’s IP companies currently are: Yi Hua Plastics (China), Eletile Plastic (China), Jinka (China), Novalis (China), Changlong Plastics (China), Kingdom Plastics (China), K&C Plastic (China), Potiloor (China), SS Floor (China,) Jianchen Bonie (China) , Tiantai Feima (China), Lodgi Woods (China), Daou (China), Senhong (China), Licheer (China), Goldenburg (China), Oulong (China), Jinhai Anti Static (China), Runchang (China), Lingdian (China), Beier (China), TianZhen (China), Huajing (China), Hongrun (China), Jihnfeng (China), MGM (China), NOX (Korea), Nan Sing Plastics (China), Adore Floors (Korea), Daejin (Korea), Classen (Germany), Parador (Germany), Unilin (Belgium), IVC (Belgium), Windmoller (Germany), Handsome Plastics (China), Intree (Korea).