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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 U.S. 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 U.S.
  • 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. 

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 cartridges
  • Counterfeit Lexmark laser toner cartridges

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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