August 15, 2014
The Recycler has learned that European Cartridge Warehouse Limited and Printer Supplies Technology Limited, both of which were run by Peter Lui and based in Warrington, UK, have filed for dissolution with the UK’s Companies House company registration office.
The two companies filed for dissolution on 27 July, using a ‘Striking off application’, in the text of which Companies House notes a business using the form “has applied to the Registrar to be struck off the Register and dissolved”, with all “remaining assets” of any company that is dissolved “passed to the Crown”. Neither company’s dissolution has yet been confirmed at the time of writing by Companies House, though the applications have both been received.
The patent infringement action saw Canon claim that both companies infringed its European patent (UK) number 2 087 407 by importing and selling “certain toner cartridges for use in various models of Hewlett-Packard laser beam printers”. The case related to the same patent mentioned in cases begun against companies across Europe throughout 2014: including Seine and Aster in the Netherlands; KMP and wta as well as tintenalarm.de in Germany; and Zephyr SAS and Aster in France.
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