Pergo has entered a mutual licensing agreement with European laminate flooring maker Egger. The agreement covers both Pergo’s PerfectFold patent family and the PRO clic patent held by Egger.

Egger decided to implement a fold-down technology designed to simplify the installation properties of its flooring. "This system is straightforward to use, ensures outstanding surface stability and guarantees glueless, rapid flooring installation," Pergo said.

“While there was some initial uncertainty regarding the patent rights of solutions referred to as ‘fold-down’ technologies, all licensing issues now have been resolved,” said Ralf Eisermann, CEO of Pergo AG. “We are especially pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Egger because we believe strongly in this installation technology. Our objective is to also offer this technology to other laminate flooring manufacturers in the future.”  

Said Stefan Pletzer, head of marketing/sales for Egger Retail Products, “We welcome this agreement with Pergo, as it results in legal certainty for us.”