Samsung Favored by German Court

Samsung has won a lawsuit over toner cartridges before the Munich District Court in Germany.

The OEM revealed it sued four resellers in Germany for the distribution of unlicensed, non-OEM toner cartridges, which infringed Samsung’s German part of European Patent EP 1 975 744 for toner cartridge CLP-620. The Court ruled all four resellers had infringed Samsung’s patent and ordered each to stop selling all relevant products and recall any that had been distributed since July 24, 2013.

David SW Song, Senior Vice President of Printing Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics, said Samsung is pleased with the court’s decision in its favour. He added, “The lawsuits are intended to protect our intellectual property rights, the rights and interests of consumers and those of companies that produce and sell legitimately manufactured toner cartridges. We will continue to take action against resellers that sell illegal, unlicensed toners that are compatible with our products.”

Samsung took the opportunity to also warn consumers that non-genuine toner cartridges may produce low quality prints that lead to various printer problems. The OEM added that a printer warranty “does not cover damages for printers that break down due to the effects of non-genuine toner.”

The OEM also mentioned that genuine Samsung toner cartridges feature various benefits for users, such as twice the page output of non-genuine counterparts, longer-lasting prints and environmental safety.


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