ASSA ABLOY has provided the following statement in response to the recent letter to the media from Giovanni Laporta regarding a Trademark dispute decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office:
“As the global leader in access solutions, ASSA ABLOY both create and embrace new technology, none more so than in the Smart security market where the organisation has successfully sold products since 2012 and continues to lead markets in many countries.
“As part of the product development procedure, ASSA ABLOY apply for many Trademarks with the appropriate authorities to establish registration and/or freedom to operate in a given market. We always respect the decisions from routine Trademark applications by those authorities, in this case the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
“ASSA ABLOY are committed in defining and developing solutions that help people feel safe and secure in simple and convenient ways.”