Faus and Unilin said they have signed a licensing agreement allowing the companies to use each other’s respective laminate flooring technologies. Specifically, Faus can now use Unilin’s glueless locking system and Unilin can feature Faus’ surface technologies on its products. Unilin, which Mohawk bought two years ago, is widely known for its Quick-Step brand of laminate flooring.
The agreement marks the end of a legal battle between the two
companies over their product technologies. The companies said the cross-licensing
pact signifies “a mutually beneficial conclusion” of patent disputes both in
North America and Europe.
Faus and Unilin already license their
technologies to a number of major flooring manufacturers.
Settling patent disputes, Faus and Unilin agree to cross-license technologies
October 18, 2007