I4F Terminates License Agreement with Shanghai Hanna & Anhui Hanhua
Hamont, Belgium, December 14, 2022-I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, announced the termination of two license agreements. One with Shanghai Hanna Material Co. Ltd. and the other with Anhui Hanhua Building Materials Technology Co. Ltd. These terminations, effective immediately, follow the application of I4F's compliance program, audit findings and sweeps.
Unlabeled products featuring I4F drop-lock technologies from Shanghai Hanna were identified during I4F’s ongoing sweep program, involving in-store purchases in the U.S. and Canada.
Shanghai Hanna and Anhui Hanua repeatedly demonstrated non-collaborative behaviors, including incomplete or inadequate reporting and late payments. Anhui Hanua refused to settle on the findings of the audits.
I4F’s active compliance program is 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.