Lexmark Ink Cartridge Counterfeiters Convicted In Turkey And Greece

2011-07-26 09:34:14

Published on 2011-07-26 09:34:14

Ink cartridge manufacturer Lexmark has announced that following two recent convictions regarding counterfeiting and trademark offences in Greece and Turkey the incidents have highlighted the company's zero tolerance approach against those who commit patent violations.

The organisation noted that it will take a firm stance against any individual or business that attempts to defraud Lexmark customers.

An investigation in Turkey led to the conviction and sentencing of people for counterfeiting laser printer ink cartridges.

On top of this, two retail establishments and a wholesaler in Greece were found guilty for selling fake inkjet cartridges to consumers in the country.

Recently, Hewlett-Packard (HP) received a favourable ruling from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding the importation and sale of patent-infringing inkjet cartridges.

Andy Binder, director of inkjet and web solutions market development at HP, said: "HP is pleased with the outcome on these matters and the ITC’s pursuit of legal enforcement against practices that violate intellectual property rights."

Posted by Canzil Ahmed

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