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Static Control reports from Latvian seminar

July 3, 2014

LatviaSeminarThe largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components hosted its latest seminar on 13 June in Riga, Latvia.

The event saw 25 companies from across Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Estonia visit Riga for the latest free industry seminar from Static Control, with the company noting that the seminar had been a “great success”. ETIRA’s Secretary General Vincent van Dijk attended and spoke at the event, discussing “dangers involved when firms sell clones” and patent-infringing new-build clones.

The event saw attendees express “particular interest” in discussions centred around intellectual property as well as “the many legal conflicts in the news” this year, such as Canon’s case in the USA concerning dongle gears for toner cartridges. Static Control added that many of the attendees were “aware that Canon has an active patent in the Baltic region” in turn.

The company also introduced its COLORCONTROL replacement imaging systems, with this aspect “provid[ing] a highlight” for delegates, and including a quiz on the “many advantages of the system to both end-users and remanufacturers”, which saw a “lot of participation” from those present. The event is the latest in Static’s programme, which it announced in March this year.

Static Control noted that the seminars continue to be “free of charge to Static Control customers”, with events this month planned for Italy, Croatia and the UK. The free programme began on 25 April with an event in Lodz, Poland, moving onto Athens, Greece on 7 May, then Bucharest, Romania on 21 May and latterly Paris, France on 10 June

Simon Grimes, Static Control’s Global Sales Manager for Eastern Europe, commented: “Static Control is committed to the support of genuine remanufacturers in the Baltic territories, and it was a privilege to bring our seminar programme here. I am confident we will experience in this region the same interest that was piqued following our seminars in Poland and Greece.

“We are delighted to receive the support of ETIRA to our seminar programme. They continue to educate and raise awareness of the potentially dangerous practices surrounding the trade of clones and their presence is hugely educational to remanufacturers.”

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