I4F Settles Infringement Complaint Against Wonderful Flooring/MGM
Hamont, Belgium, September 15, 2021-I4F announced an out-of-court settlement following its complaint on product created by Chinese producer Wonderful Flooring/MGM. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount and a commitment from the company ensuring that all future products using I4F locking technologies will feature an L2C holographic label.
I4F discovered the unlicensed products as part of its on-going enforcement program designed to ensure all I4F technologies, including 3L Triplelock and Click4U, as well as those it represents on behalf of its partners, are not infringed upon or used without the appropriate license agreement.
During its U.S.-wide retailer/distributor sweep, I4F discovered the "Stone Elegance" collection of rigid vinyl SPC panels sold by Happy Feet and produced by Wonderful Flooring/MGM, was on sale in Brookside Lumber Store without the required license. In March 2021, the infringing company was notified.
The out-of-court settlement avoided further litigation.