WELSHPOOL firm Technocover is shrugging off allegations by rival firm Strataform of breach of copyright and design rights on reservoir upstand covers.
Three months ago Strataform served a writ on Technocover as the two-year battle hot up. Then last week Strataform issued a statement saying Technocovers product shows substantial similarity to its own.
Technocovers marketing director, Jim Jones, dismissed Strataforms claims as a load of rubbish and said he had been advised that there was no case to answer.
He said: Issuing a writ and winning a case are two different things.
The covers allow access for water companies to underground reservoirs and have features that allow easy access for a single person but offer high resistance to vandals. Mr Jones said there were many similar products on the market.
Strataforms sales and marketing manager, Peter Evans, said: Strataform was the first company to utilise hinge torsion springs, padlock protection peaks, automatic safety stays and self locking safety grids in a cover for specific reservoir applications.
Mr Evans confirmed that Technocover was undercutting Strataform on price.