Tensar TriAx Geogrids

Tensar International, Patent LawsuitATLANTA – 7 October 2014 – Tensar International has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Canada against Enviro-Pro Geosynthetics Ltd, a reseller of geogrid manufactured in China by Taian Modern Plastics Co Ltd (TMP). The Canada lawsuit is pending in Federal Court, which is the national trial court in Ottawa.
“We have a proven track record over several decades for investing heavily in innovation in order to develop a technical lead in the market and advance the geosynthetics industry. Our TriAx® Geogrid patents cover a wide range of multi-axial geogrid products, the methods for manufacturing such products, and various uses for these products,” said Don Meltzer, CEO of Tensar. “We will rigorously protect our patents around the world against those that we believe are wrongful imitators or are knowingly selling or using infringing products. Patents exist to protect and encourage investment in innovation. For this reason, it is in all of our interests to respect the patent law.”
This announcement follows a similar action initiated by Tensar in Germany last week where papers were served on TMP by the local court in Berlin on behalf of the District Court in Düsseldorf where Tensar has filed a patent infringement action against TMP.
“We have taken this legal measure in order to enforce our Canada issued patent for TriAx® Geogrid,” said Tim Oliver, Tensar VP for Product Management and Technology. “We accuse Enviro-Pro of selling certain products manufactured by TMP in China, sometimes referred to as ‘trigrid’ or ‘quaxial’ geogrid, which have aperture shapes and characteristics that infringe our patent relating to multi-axial geogrids.”
Tensar has a reputation for rigorous defense of its patents.
About Tensar
Headquartered in Atlanta Tensar Corporation is a full-service provider of specialty products and engineering services that offer innovative and cost-effective alternatives to traditional construction methods. Tensar solutions are based on advanced soil reinforcement technologies and incorporate proprietary, engineered applications for commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and transportation infrastructure site development. The company specializes in solutions for common site development challenges including but not limited to, pavement optimization, grade changes requiring retaining walls and/or slopes, and poor soil conditions affecting the cost of roadways, parking lots and building structures. Patented, polymeric Tensar® Geogrids and Tensar’s Geopier® foundation reinforcement piers, and various Tensar North American Green erosion control products, are the primary components of the company’s systems, offering reliable strength and durability. Contracted services include site evaluation, conceptual engineering, design, value engineering and installation advice. For more information, visit www.tensarcorp.com.


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