Recycling Canon ink cartridges is illegal
From the Asahi Shimbun:
Canon Inc. won a key victory Tuesday when the Intellectual Property High Court ruled that recycled Canon printer ink cartridges violated the company’s patent rights.
Tokyo-based Recycle Assist Co., which lost the court action, was ordered to stop importing and selling cheap recycled Canon-brand cartridges and dispose of its inventory.
I blogged about ink refilling is a crime four months ago here. That time, it was for Lexmark.
I won’t be surprised if Canon or Epson will be doing the same suing here in the Philippines.
So, what will those “Ink for Less” franchisees do now?