I4F Obtains Rights to "SPC" Trademark, Frees it for Industry Use

Turnhout, Belgium, June 19, 2024-I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has obtained the full rights to the U.S. “SPC” trademark and is freeing the flooring industry from current U.S. customs restraints related to SPC products carrying L2C program holographic labels.

Over the past months, the flooring industry faced large-scale U.S. customs border seizures and, consequently, was forced into paying large sums to have containers holding their SPC products released.

To liberate the market from these hurdles, I4F filed legal procedures against Kolay Flooring as well as its owner, Dan Mitchell. As a result of a settlement and follow-up amendments to the existing settlement agreements with SPC flooring technology licensors Unilin and Välinge, all customs actions based on the “SPC” trademark against SPC products carrying an L2C label have stopped.  This also means that it is no longer necessary to cover up the word “SPC” from such products imported into the US. 

The L2C program is an industry authentication labelling program for licensed partners which requires an authorized and unique holographic label on every box of product that is covered by certain intellectual property.

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