*NEWS*EPSON HIRES PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS

  • 05 02 2016 429716a-cig-clearchoice-banner-902x177
  • banner-01-26-17b
  • mse-big-banner-new-03-17-2016-416716a-tonernews-web-banner-mse-212
  • clover-depot-intl-us-ca-email-signature-05-10-2017-902x1772
  • 2toner1-2
  • 4toner4
  • cartridgewebsite-com-big-banner-02-09-07-2016
  • Print
  • ces_web_banner_toner_news_902x1776
  • ncc-banner-902-x-177-june-2017
Share

*NEWS*EPSON HIRES PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS

 user 2006-12-20 at 1:50:00 pm Views: 66
  • #17067

    PIs recruited to authenticate Epson cartridges
    December
    2006 Epson Australia is following through on a global push to deter
    counterfeit copies and patent infringements of the ink and cartridge
    technology used in Epson inkjet printers with the help of private
    investigators.In the A/NZ region, Epson will be going as far as
    employing private investigators to trace sales of possible counterfeit
    cartridges and help prosecute offenders. It will also look at imported
    non-genuine cartridges being sold as compatible with Epson printers to
    see if they violate any patents.This follows Epson’s successful
    international actions on patent infringements with five suppliers of
    aftermarket printer supplies and their related companies.Among the
    settling defendants are three major manufacturers of aftermarket
    printer supplies, Artech GMBH of Germany, Ink Lab of Hong Kong, and
    InkTec of Korea. The list of offenders includes two US distributors of
    aftermarket printer supplies, Inkjetwarehouse.com Inc. of Connecticut
    and Rhinotek Computer Products of California.As part of the US District
    Court settlements and proposed ITC consent orders, each of the
    defendants has acknowledged the validity and infringement of at least
    10 Epson patents and agreed to cease importing a wide range of
    infringing cartridges for Epson desktop inkjet printers.While no
    Australian supplier has been listed, Mike Pleasants, director of
    marketing Communications for Epson Australia, said it does not and
    never has licensed third party companies to make and sell ink or
    cartridges for Epson printers.Epson will not hesitate to take legal
    action against any reseller if they are found to have sold counterfeit
    Epson inkjet cartridges to customers he said.