Fourth Company’s Toner Cartridges Seized in One Day

Fourth Company’s Toner Cartridges Seized in One Day

On January 12, the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (Customs) banned a fourth company’s toner cartridges into the U.S. by the reason of 337-TA-740 general exclusion order (GEO) violation.

Notified by the Customs, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) judged the infringement to 337-TA-740 GEO committed by Canada-based company Prime Depot and issued a seizure and forfeiture order against this company. Based on this order, the Customs will seize any toner cartridges and related components imported by Prime Depot.

On August 20, 2010, Lexmark International, Inc. filed a complaint alleging violations of infringing its following U.S. Patent Nos: 5,337,032; 5,634,169; 5,758,233; 5,768,661; 5,802,432; 5,875,378; 6,009,291; 6,078,771; 6,397,015; 6,459,876; 6,816,692; 6,871,031; 7,139,510; 7,233,760; 7,305,204. USITC decided to institute a 337 investigation on October 12, 2010. Following the completion of the investigation, titled 337-TA-740, the USITC issued the GEO.


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