Kohler Mira achieves settlement in design infringement suit
Published: 27 January, 2011
Kohler Mira, a business owned by the US-based Kohler Company, has announced that an out-of-court settlement has been reached in its favour in an action against Triton Showers in respect of design infringements relating to Mira’s Azora and Galena ranges of electric showers.
As a consequence of the settlement, Triton is required to withdraw all versions – whether proprietarily or own-branded for retailers – of its Inscriptions shower from the market by the end of March 2011, plus make good Mira’s legal costs.
Dave Hill, managing director of Mira Showers, said: “Each year, Mira Showers invests significantly in intellectual property and new product development. As industry leader in innovation, we cannot and will not allow our investments to be misappropriated through infringement.
“Our customers trust Mira to develop and manufacture high-quality products backed by substantial research, development and investment.
"Customers choose our products because of our technical expertise, product innovation and specification support, which over many years has made us a trusted brand name. Consequently, it should not be underestimated how aggressively we will seek to enforce our intellectual property rights in the markets in which we operate,” Mr Hill concluded.