Unilin Acquires Patent Portfolio from Germany's Parador

Wielsbeke, Belgium, March 21, 2018-Flooring Industries, Unilin’s Technologies Division, has recently acquired the entire digital printing patent portfolio of Parador.

Parador is a German-based premium flooring manufacturer and has been a pioneer in the development of digital printing technologies.

The patent portfolio, which consists out of 174 patents dating from inventions as early as 2007, relates to digital printing of decorative papers that can be used in the standard lamination process. Some of these patents have overcome invalidation actions from third parties, for example EP 2 727 740, which protects printed rolls of paper with varying decors. EP 2206 605, EP 2 132 041 and EP 2 293 946 have also overcome oppositions.


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