ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has filed an infringement lawsuit in Düsseldorf, Germany, against
Dentsply DeTrey GmbH alleging that Dentsply’s Prime&Bond Active
Universal adhesive dispenser design infringes on 3M’s Registered EU
Community Design for the 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal adhesive flip-top
3M’s design protected flip-top dispenser allows for easy one-handed
opening and controlled dispensing of adhesive material used in the
dental market. In 2012, 3M’s flip top, one-handed design received the
honor of the Red Dot Design Award. This international award is one of
the largest and most renowned design competitions in the
world. Scotchbond Universal adhesive is used by dentists around the
world for dental restoration procedures. It is a leading dental adhesive
in the U.S.
3M is committed to improving oral care through continuous investments in
research and development. The Anaheim Group has recognized the Oral Care
Solutions Division of 3M as the most innovative dental company for the
past 11 years. This distinction is awarded based on the number of patent
filings, 510k clearances and new product introductions.
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