*NEWS*EPSON INK INFRINGEMENT SUCCESSFULL

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*NEWS*EPSON INK INFRINGEMENT SUCCESSFULL

 user 2005-10-28 at 9:48:00 am Views: 81
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    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.
    Ink cartridges infringement successful for EpsonEpson protects rights ink cartridges
    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.
    About Epson
    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.
    Epson importer stopped sales of printer cartridgesEnvironmental Business Products
    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”
    About Epson
    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.