US Customs Blocks Import Of Xerox Ink From South Korea

2012-11-23 10:17:38

Published on 2012-11-23 10:17:38

US Customs has blocked the import of ink cartridges to Xerox from South Korea, after finding that the products violate the company's patents.

Menafn.com reported that the items came from a company called Hana Corp, with Xerox revealing that officials acted after senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley asked homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano to protect the company's trademarks.

Don Liu, Xerox corporate senior vice president and general counsel, said: "Protecting our patent portfolio is critical to the future business success of our company. Our security and consumables teams are working with customs and investigative agencies to track the flow of non-Xerox solid ink throughout the United States."

In recent weeks, Xerox picked up Keep America Beautiful's Vision for America award, after it took a leadership role in social and environmental stewardship and philanthropy.

The accolade is given out every year, with the organisation being applauded for reducing its energy use and printing waste by up to 30 per cent.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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