HUNDREDS OF TILTEX ROLLS SEIZED IN RAID ON EUROBENT FACTORY
26TH AUGUST 2020
Court bailiffs raided the premises of Eurobent Sp. z o.o in Poland on the 13th August 2020 and seized 217 rolls of Tiltex™. The material had been manufactured by Eurobent in a clear breach of a preliminary injunction for infringement of Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd.’s (Concrete Canvas) granted patent. Further distribution of the seized product will result in criminal liability with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for up to 5 years for the individuals responsible.
As well as the infringing material seized, the raid provided conclusive evidence that Eurobent were continuing to illegally manufacture Tiltex™ at their facility in Poland in a clear breach of the preliminary injunction in force since April 2018.
An enforcement action is currently in progress in the district court in Swidnica. The fine for non-compliance remains amongst the highest on record set by a Polish court for a case of this type. As part of this action Soprema Polska Sp. z o.o. have been summoned by the court to provide evidence. Soprema distribute the infringing product for Eurobent, in Poland, and elsewhere under their CivilRock™ brand.
Concrete Canvas wish to reiterate that they will robustly seek to enforce their intellectual property rights where they are being infringed by a manufacturer, distributor or otherwise. Such enforcement will occur at a time and in a jurisdiction where Concrete Canvas can best accomplish its objectives. Patents exist to protect and encourage investment in innovation. It is in all of our interests to respect the law, including patent law. Further information on Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd.’s patents’ can be found at: https://www.concretecanvas.com/patent-trademark-info/
ABOUT CONCRETE CANVAS
Concrete Canvas Ltd. was incorporated in the UK in 2005, it manufactures three award winning products, Concrete Canvas®, Concrete Canvas Shelters™ and CC Hydro™. These products were developed to exploit a unique material technology invented by Peter Brewin (MEng) and Will Crawford (MEng) whilst studying Industrial Design Engineering at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in London.
Concrete Canvas Ltd’s core material technology enables the supply of unique construction solutions that are extremely fast, easy to install and environmentally friendly. The company prides itself on innovation, quality and responsiveness to our customers’ needs.
The primary markets for Concrete Canvas Ltd are in the civil infrastructure (road and rail), mining and petrochemical sectors where CC is used for erosion control applications such as channel lining, slope protection and bund lining. The company has grown rapidly since 2005 and has sold its products to over 80 countries around the world.