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Flooring Industries co-ops with Panchem Industries

Dallas–Flooring Industries, the intellectual property (IP) company of the Unilin Group, (which is owned by Mohawk) has entered into a cooperation agreement with Panchem Industries, the New Zealand company that owns the rights to commercialize the Vitec technology. Continue reading Flooring Industries co-ops with Panchem Industries

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Unilin expands clic LVT licensees portfolio

Dallas—Additional LVT manufacturers have entered into license arrangements with Flooring Industries, the intellectual property company of the Unilin Group.  Today, more than 35 companies have already entered into a license agreement with Unilin’s IP company for the manufacture and sales of glueless LVT products. Continue reading Unilin expands clic LVT licensees portfolio

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Unilin rolls out L2C labels

Shanghai—Two years ago, Flooring Industries introduced the License To Clic (L2C) program (FCNews, April 19/26, 2010) to distinguish those companies that are legally licensed to use its patented intellectual properties from those that are infringing on its patents. During the recent Domotex asia/ChinaFloor show here (FCNews, April 2/9), the company announced as of April 1, all licensees, even those with cross-license agreements, must incorporate a specially designed sticker on product boxes which signifies their affiliation. Continue reading Unilin rolls out L2C labels

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Optimism reigns as U.S. economy slowly improves

by Matthew Spieler

Shanghai—With the U.S. economy starting to once again show signs of life and the Asian market continuing its strong growth trend, the 14th annual Domotex asia/ ChinaFloor (DACF) was filled with plenty of optimism.

The upbeat spirit was seen by both visitors and exhibitors and across all product segments on display—even by those who were not selling or buying products. “It’s been too busy,” proclaimed Bert Van der Stock, managing director of Flooring Industries, the division that handles the Uniclic licensing for Mohawk/Unilin. “I haven’t been able to leave the booth for the entire show.” Continue reading Optimism reigns as U.S. economy slowly improves

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Unilin approves new licensees

DallasFlooring Industries, the intellectual property company of the Unilin group, has recently signed new license agreements with several manufacturers of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products. These companies will from now on be allowed to manufacture LVT products with Unilin’s patented glueless “clic system” and will be provided with Unilin’s expertise during the start-up phase. Continue reading Unilin approves new licensees

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Unilin gives importers something to ‘click’ about, L2C label distinguishes legally licensed Chinese imports

SHANGHAI—Ever since the advent of mechanical locking systems there has been one patent infringement lawsuit after another. While cross-licensing agreements have helped to curtail some of the legal action, the lawsuit merry-go-round continues. Those who hold the patents contend they are not just suing to defend their intellectual property rights, but to protect those companies that are playing by the rules and legally obtain licenses to use the technology. At the recent Domotex asia/ChinaFloor (DACF) show here (FCNews, April 5/12), Flooring Industries—the Luxembourg, Belgium-based intellectual property company within Mohawk Industries’ Unilin Group—unveiled a program designed to cut down on lawsuits throughout the selling chain while giving licensees a unique marketing tool. Continue reading Unilin gives importers something to ‘click’ about, L2C label distinguishes legally licensed Chinese imports