By Keri Algar

SYDNEY, NSW: Glen Dimplex has won the latest round in its ongoing patent infringement court case originally brought against Bunnings and several other importers of heating products, including Garth Living, Hotpoint and Cohen Nominees.

In addition to the full court confirming the dismissal of the challenge to the validity of the patent made by some of the aforementioned defendants, the federal court also awarded legal costs to Glen Dimplex.

Douglas Yapp, marketing coordinator for Glen Dimplex, said the Australian office of the global Irish appliance organisation is now claiming damages from Bunnings Group, Garth Living, Cohen Nominees and Hotpoint.

“We have a policy of vigorously enforcing the intellectual property which protects that investment and we are very pleased that the Australian court recognised the validity of the Optiflame patent and has supported our decision to challenge those who were selling infringing heaters.”