Peikko Group has filed a formal opposition in the European Patent Office to the European Patent Number EP1985759 of UK-based floor joint manufacturer Permaban Ltd. The opposition was filed at the exact same day of granting the patent, on 24th November 2010.
The case concerns features of a product similar to Peikko's TERA Joint system which is used in high-quality industrial concrete floors. Despite information submitted by some parties to the market place, Peikko has no agreement whatsoever with Permaban.
During the opposition procedure, currently underway, evidence relating to the granted patent will be submitted to the European Patent Office in order for it to be revoked.
"The on-going opposition procedure has absolutely no influence on Peikko's customers. Peikko will do all the necessary actions to protect the sale of its products and protect the IPR-rights it owns, now and in the future." comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation Tel. + 358 50 384 3001
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Peikko is a family-owned company headquartered in Finland, specializing in composite beams and fastening products for concrete connections. Peikko Group Corporation has subsidiaries in Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The production facilities of Peikko Group are located in Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Peikko Group employs more than 700 people. Further information: www.peikko.com