EPSON IMPORTER STOPS SALES OF INK CTGS
EPSON IMPORTER STOPS SALES OF INK CTGS
2005-10-28 at 9:47:00 am #14406
Ink cartridges infringement successful for Epson
EpsonInk cartridges infringement successful for Epson : In on-going activities to protect its intellectual property rights, Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”) recently filed patent infringement proceedings in the English High Court against CybaHouse Limited to stop the importation from China, and supply within the UK, of certain Epson compatible printer cartridges (IM JET brand). Epson has now agreed to settle the case out of Court, based on undertakings from CybaHouse, their sister company Nutronic Limited and their directors that they will cease trading in the Epson compatible cartridges. The settlement terms also include the payment by CybaHouse Limited of Epson’s legal costs plus an undisclosed sum in respect of damages.
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Mr. Seiichi Hirano (Director, Chief Executive of Imaging & Information Products Operations Division) of Seiko Epson Corporation said: “Epson’s products incorporate technology and design which have been developed over years of rigorous and innovative research. It is important for Epson’s business to protect our intellectual property rights underpinning our products against importers and makers of infringing products, and Epson shall continue to do so” The case follows the recent settlement of a case against Environmental Business Products Limited, in which EBPL also agreed to stop importing and supplying Epson compatible ink cartridges.
CybaHouse stops importing and supplying Epson cartridges
Following the settlement, Mr Abdul Wahid of CybaHouse Limited said: “We had received specific assurances from our supplier, a large Chinese manufacturer, that the cartridges we were importing were legal. However, as a result of the specialist legal advice we have now obtained, we have decided to stop importing or supplying Epson compatible cartridges altogether.” The full terms of the settlement are confidential.
Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers, projectors and LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers worldwide with products known for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.
Epson importer stopped sales of printer cartridges
EpsonEpson UK importer stopped sales of printer cartridges : Environmental Business Products Limited, one of the UK’s largest importers and distributors of Epson compatible printer cartridges, has stopped importing and supplying Epson compatible printer cartridges as a result of an out of Court settlement reached between it and Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”). The settlement follows High Court proceedings brought by Epson against Environmental Business Products Limited for infringement of a number of patents and registered designs belonging to Epson in respect of Environmental Business Products Limited’s acts of importation and supplying.
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The settlement terms include the payment by Environmental Business Products Limited of Epson’s legal costs plus a substantial payment in respect of damages. The full terms of the settlement are confidential. Mr. Pat Stead, the managing director of Environmental Business Products Limited said: “We have ceased importing and supplying Epson compatible cartridges because we are not confident of finding Epson compatibles that do not infringe one or more of Seiko Epson’s patents or registered designs”
Seiko Epson – Continues the enforcement of intellectual property
Mr. Seiichi Hirano (Director, Chief Executive of Imaging & Information Products Operations Division) of Seiko Epson Corporation said: “We will continue the enforcement of our intellectual property to protect our innovative products against importers supplying infringing products”
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.