The Recycler
  • Ninestar Masthead banner July 2021
  • Biuromax Web ad May 2021
  • Katun March Web Advert 2021
  • ECS Web ad October
  • Nubeprint Online 425x90

Thousands of fake cartridges seized in Turkey and Italy

Thousands of fake cartridges seized in Turkey and Italy

March 28, 2012

Police and Lexmark officials raid warehouses containing tens of thousands of fake ink cartridges.

Printer manufacturer Lexmark has announced that tens of thousands of fake ink cartridges have been seized in raids on warehouses in Turkey and Italy, reports Amateur Photographer.

Counterfeit cartridges under a variety of printer brand names were discovered at the Turkey warehouse, including 1,000 fake Lexmark cartridges.

A Lexmark spokesperson commented: “This raid was the culmination of an extensive investigation of a suspect that had previously been charged with trademark counterfeiting in the Turkish court system.”

Italian police also raided a warehouse in Milan in February 2012, in which 40,000 counterfeit Lexmark products were discovered. According to the OEM, a suspect has been arrested.

Lexmark continued: “The facility was being used as a repackaging plant for building complete counterfeit cartridges of multiple brands.

“Lexmark has recently taken action against manufacturers, distributors and resellers of these cartridges that violate Lexmark’s intellectual property, with success in the United States and Germany.”

A number of OEMs have begun action against manufacturers and resellers in Europe. HP began legal action several Spanish companies accused of importing and selling clone cartridges, and Samsung has issued a statement to EU resellers distributing toner cartridges “that may infringe on Samsung’s patents”.

Categories : World Focus

Tags : Counterfeits Legal Lexmark

  • Mito September 2021 Web Advert
  • Apex web ad May 2021 version 2
  • Static Web ad July 2021
  • GM Tech Web ad October
  • Ninestar Big & Bold July 2021
  • Aster Web ad October
  • Armor May banner Ink
  • IR Italiana Web ad January 2021
  • GPI Web ad October
  • CET Web ad September 2021
  • Adter Recruitment Web ad April 2021
  • HYB Web ad February 2021
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • PW Dubai December Ad
  • CTS Toner Supplies Web ad April 2021
  • PCL Web ad January 2021
  • Ohana July 2021 web advert
  • Adter Recruitment Web ad April 2021
  • CTS Toner Supplies Web ad April 2021
  • PW Dubai December Ad
  • HYB Web ad February 2021
  • CET Web ad September 2021
  • PCL Web ad January 2021
  • Ohana July 2021 web advert
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • HYB Web ad February 2021
  • PW Dubai December Ad
  • Ohana July 2021 web advert
  • CTS Toner Supplies Web ad April 2021
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • PCL Web ad January 2021
  • Adter Recruitment Web ad April 2021
  • CET Web ad September 2021

The Recycler, Wittas House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH, United Kingdom | Tel: +44 (0) 1993 899800 | Fax : +44 (0) 1993 226899
©2006-2021 The Recycler - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy including cookie use

Web design Dorset | Websites by Mark