USFloors has received a Notice of Allowance for its COREtec patent application.

The Notice of Allowance, which is posted on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website, reads, "The application identified above has been examined and is allowed for issuance as a patent."
The patent will give USFloors patent protection for its COREtec luxury vinyl tile (LVT) collection, which includes COREtec Plus, COREtec Plus XL, COREtec Plus HD, COREtec One, SmartCore, Stratum, Stratum XL, Innova, Fusion Hybrid Floors, Vision Hybrid Floors, as well as any future products developed and sold under the protection of its patent.
The Beaulieu of America COREtec One by Bliss collection, introduced this year, also falls within the scope of USFloors’ intellectual property (IP) rights and protection.

“I am extremely excited with the Notice of Allowance we received from the USPTO, as it validates the innovation and development we have brought to the flooring industry with our COREtec LVT collection," said Piet Dossche, president and CEO of USFloors. "This product has been in development since early 2010 and we have invested a lot of time and money to bring this new flooring product to the market and to have our patent application filed and successfully allowed."

He continued, “Not many times do we witness the birth of an entire new product category so overwhelmingly accepted by retailers and consumers. I want to work with those companies who are committed to help grow this new product to its full potential and with the right economic intentions, while at the same time protecting it from the danger of commoditization by rogue manufacturers and importers. We welcome healthy competition, which will only endorse, validate and grow the success and popularity of this new product invention, but at the same time, we will vigorously defend our intellectual property rights when needed.”

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