Unilin Successfully Defends Laminate Waterproofing Patents in Europe

Waregem, Belgium, October 6, 2021-On September 28, Unilin Technologies successfully defended an opposition against its European Patent EP 3294969 B1 (“the '969 Patent”). The European Patent Office dismissed all arguments regarding novelty and inventive step of the opponent in a nine-hour oral hearing and decided that the ‘969 Patent was valid.

The '969 Patent is the result of Unilin’s pioneering R&D efforts of many years ago regarding coatings that protect the edges of HDF based floors such as laminate from water damage. The ‘969 Patent has a broad scope and covers specific laminate flooring with all types of edge treating technologies and has equivalent counterparts in the U.S. The ‘969 Patent is complementary to the other Unilin patents that protect several more specific edge-treating agents and production methods.

Unilin and the Mohawk group have been for many years practicing one of the embodiments of the technology through its Hydroseal, WetProtect and Revwood products. More recently, Unilin Technologies added the technology to its worldwide 

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