General Exclusion Order

Lexmark GEO from the International Trade Commission

Lexmark recently won a General Exclusion Order (GEO) from the International Trade Commission (ITC) that prohibits infringing cartridges from entering the United States. As a result of this GEO, it is illegal to import or sell these infringing items in the United States.

  • Lexmark is protecting our legitimate resellers by identifying the sources of counterfeit and grey market cartridges and taking action worldwide.
  • The ITC’s General Exclusion Order helps us keep illegal supplies from entering the US.
  • Lexmark has also taken action against cartridge counterfeiters all over the world to keep these illegal supplies from being sold in other countries as well.
  • We continue to take legal action against entities which violate Lexmark’s intellectual property rights, both domestically and overseas.

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ITC Ruling Highlights

The ITC issued a General Exclusion Order that bans all imports of infringing cartridges* by any party, as well as a Cease and Desist Order that bars the named parties from selling infringing cartridges.

The accused cartridges covered by the ITC’s orders include:

  • Remanufactured/Clone/Compatible third-party laser toner cartridges
  • 100% new third-party laser toner cartridge
  • Counterfeit Lexmark laser toner cartridge
  • Empty toner cartridges or cartridge components first sold outside the United States

For use in any of the following Lexmark monochrome laser printer and multifunction devices or similar laser printers manufactured by Lexmark for third parties:

*E120, E220, E230, E232, E234, E238, E240, E250, E320, E321, E322, E323, E330, E332, E340, E342, E350, E352, E450, T420, T430, T520, T522, T610, T612, T614, T616, T620, T622, T630, T632, T634, T640, T642, T644, X203, X204, X340, X342, X422, X520, X620e, X644, X646

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