There has been a lot of activity in the world of remanufactured ink cartridges. Epson has filed various patent lawsuits against 24 distributors and retailers including the big names like Staples & NineStar, 123InkJets. Remember the Print-Rite-branded Epson-compatibles?
Manufacturers of after-market Epsons now fall in a different category. Distributors have certain rules they have to follow:
This summarizes the Court Order called a “General Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Order”. The order does not bar imports or resale of non-infringing cartridges, like non-infringing refilled cartridges. Resellers should be cautious, however, to avoid liability by noting the following legal parameters: