ALMELO, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2012) - The district court in The Hague has
ruled against FieldTurf Tarkett Inc. and
associated companies in a lawsuit brought by TenCate. The court has
FieldTurf Tarkett and these companies from using the name Revolution for
synthetic turf, because this name infringes the trademark Evolution™ of
TenCate Grass. This ban will apply throughout the EU subject to payment of
TenCate Grass and FieldTurf Tarkett have had a longstanding business
relationship, in which FieldTurf Tarkett, with the consent of TenCate,
exclusively made use of the trademark Evolution™ of TenCate Grass. In
November 2009 TenCate Grass terminated the contractual relationship with
FieldTurf Tarkett, because FieldTurf Tarkett, in violation of the
developed a synthetic turf fibre of its own. Shortly thereafter FieldTurf
Tarkett introduced this fibre under the name Revolution.
The court is with TenCate of the opinion that this may result in confusion
that customers might believe that they are dealing with a TenCate product.
this regard the court believes that it is of importance that TenCate and
FieldTurf Tarkett have had a long - exclusive - relationship. For this
the court prohibited the use of the name Revolution in all countries of the
European Community subject to a penalty.
TenCate is known in the market as an innovative producer of high quality
components (yarns and backing) for synthetic turf systems and grants
express consent to use both the trademark of TenCate® and its
trademarks. Abuse or unauthorized use of trademarks will be contested, in
by virtue of protection of the customers and end-users of TenCate.
The TenCate Evolution™ fibre has been incorporated in the synthetic turf
system of amongst others two premier league football clubs in the
using an innovative, patented weaving technique of TenCate Grass.
Royal Ten Cate
Almelo, the Netherlands, Thursday 12 July 2012
TenCate Grass is a world leader in the development, production and
synthetic turf components and the designing of synthetic turf systems for
top-flight sports, recreation and landscape projects. Together with its
partners TenCate Grass pursues an integrated system approach. This gives
confidence in playing characteristics, service life and durability. TenCate
Grass has production facilities in North America, Europe and the Middle
Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company which combines textile
technology with related chemical processes and material technology in the
development and production of functional materials with distinctive
characteristics. Products of TenCate are sold worldwide.
Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application:
& protection, space & aerospace, infrastructure & the environment, and
recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics,
for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf.
TenCate is listed on the NYSE Euronext (AMX).
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