Mira settles score with rival

Published:  26 January, 2011

Mira has announced an out-of-court settlement relating to an intellectual property lawsuit against Triton.

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 regarding 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. It must also reimburse Mira’s legal costs.

Mira is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of showers and shower accessories. In existence for nearly 90 years, the company makes, markets and sells showers, shower enclosures, shower trays and a host of associated accessories, and is renowned for the quality, performance and safety of its products.

Dave Hill, managing director of Mira Showers, said of the agreement: "Each year, Mira Showers invests significantly in intellectual property and new product development. 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 as to how aggressively we will seek to enforce our intellectual property rights in the markets in which we operate."