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22nd September 2017
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European Bathrooms agrees to settlement from Qualitex Supplies
The Patents County Court proceedings for infringement of design right issued by European Bathroom against Qualitex Supplies in October have now been settled. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the parties have agreed to the following statement being made available to the public:
"European Bathroom Ltd (EBL) and Qualitex Supplies Ltd (Qualitex) have reached agreement over EBL's allegations that Qualitex had infringed its Palermo and Formoso baths and basins in EBL's Clearwater range. Although Qualitex denies liability it has agreed to cease selling the products alleged to infringe once all existing stock has been sold. The terms of the settlement are confidential."
The growth of the European Bathroom Group in recent years has seen it become one of the UK's largest and most successful manufacturers and importers of high quality baths and bathroom fittings. CEO, Patrick Riley, explains: "We invest in the creation of designs and new technology to produce products of high quality at affordable prices. The innovative design of our products has been an important aspect of our success. We shall always take firm and immediate action if we believe it necessary to protect our intellectual property."
?Intellectual property owned by the European Bathroom Group includes a large number of Registered Designs that are in force throughout the European Community, various trademarks that are registered in many countries throughout the world, and a substantial body of unregistered design rights.
Picture shows: EBL Formosa roomset
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14th December 2012