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Static Control’s Polish seminar sees talks from HP and Lexmark

May 14, 2014

Lexmark's Andrew Gardner speaking at the seminar in Poland

Lexmark’s Andrew Gardner speaking at the seminar in Poland

The seminar took place on 25 April, and saw Lexmark’s Andrew Gardner and HP’s Tomasz Koryzma speak to Polish remanufacturers about IP concerns.

The seminar in Lodz, which was the first in a series of 22 free events Static Control is hosting across Europe and Asia this year, saw Gardner, Lexmark’s Worldwide Brand Protection Manager, and Koryzma, an HP attorney, talk to “a packed room” of Polish remanufacturers about intellectual property.

Gardner, who spoke at Focus on Europe two years ago in London, discussed Lexmark’s “strong stance” against clones, and also talked about the legal actions it has taken against clone sellers, which included the raids at Remanexpo@Paperworld 2014 earlier this year. Koryzma meanwhile talked about HP’s efforts to “protect their IP in the Polish marketplace”, as well as the “legal risk of selling infringing products”.

The seminar was, like the rest of the programme will be, free to Static Control customers, with another seminar taking place in Greece earlier this month, which ETIRA reported from earlier this week. Static Control stated that the “information-intensive sessions” continue today with the next seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Grand Hotel Sofia, and this seminar includes guest speakers “from both trade associations and OEMs”, with future seminars to come in Bucharest, Romania and Bratislava.

Sales Director Ken Lalley stated: “It was a great experience to have representatives from both Lexmark and HP here at the event presenting alongside our team to help educate remanufacturers of the importance of intellectual property. Static Control has taken a strong stance against new build clones and we are happy to see OEMs such as Lexmark and HP join the fight to rid the industry of clone cartridges.

“We are very pleased with the success of this kick-off seminar and look forward to the additional seminars we will hold throughout Europe and Central and Western Asia.”

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