ITC Confirms Unilin Patent Decision Rendered in May

Wielsbeke, Belgium, September 30, 2020--On September 16, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) confirmed the Initial Determination rendered by ITC Judge Shaw on May 15. All asserted Unilin patents were again considered valid and infringed, and a General Exclusion Order was issued to prevent all importation of PVC based products falling under the Unilin patents without license or other permission.

Such a general exclusion order means that U.S. customs will actively monitor incoming shipments of flooring products to check whether patent infringing products are indeed produced and sold under a license of such Unilin patents. The L2C holographic label program, outlined on , will be an important tool for Unilin IP and U.S. customs to stop the illegal importation of patent infringing products.

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