The Classen Group and the Unilin Group have reached an agreement to settle all patent disputes between the two companies regarding the glueless locking technology of laminate flooring products.
cases will be terminated as a result of the two companies entering a Cross
License Agreement which allows the Classen Group to continue selling its products
under the Unilin glueless patents, while allowing the Unilin Group the
“possibility to use Classen’s patented push-down-connection for its products,”
according to the Unilin Group.
Unilin, part of the Mohawk Group, manufactures, distributes
and markets laminate flooring in Europe and the United States. Unilin, which
also patented the Uniclic glueless installation system, sells its laminate
flooring products under the Quick-Step brand through independent distributors.
Classen, Unilin resolve patent disputes
March 19, 2007