Dutch courts uphold the OptiMyst patents and finds in favour of Glen Dimplex
By judgment of 4 May 2016, the preliminary relief judge of the District Court The Hague in The Netherlands has provisionally held that by marketing and supplying a range of electric fires known as 'Mystic Fires', Ruby Décor BV (also trading under the name Ruby Fires) and Aparto BV have infringed a patent owned by Basic Holdings, a group company of the Glen Dimplex Group.
The Court ordered an injunction, a recall and account of sales and also ordered Ruby Décor and Aparto to pay EUR 97,663 as a cost award in legal fees. Apart from the Netherlands, the Court also imposed an injunction against Ruby Décor for Germany, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The Glen Dimplex Group is a global technology leader in the field of electrical heating.