Static Control stood alongside OEMs HP® and Lexmark® for a presentation centered on the intellectual property issues surrounding the aftermarket industry at this year’s Remanexpo@Paperworld, held January 31 through February 3. The presentation titled “Our Own Worst Enemy?” was given by European Sales Manager Jason Doran of Static Control, Lexmark’s Worldwide Brand Protection Manager Andrew Gardner and HP Product Development Engineer Bernadine Maher. “We are privileged that Lexmark and HP accepted our invitation to join forces in this way,” said Doran. “Both Bernadine and Andrew did an excellent job in demonstrating the common ground between OEMs and genuine remanufacturers with regard to clones and intellectual property issues.” The presentation was featured twice on the seminar programme and was standing room only on both occasions. Petrit Levendi, CEO and Managing Director of Colombo sh.p.k, attended the event. “We leapt at the chance to hear from Lexmark and HP,” he commented. “We greatly appreciate being addressed directly by the OEMs, as it provides us with a clear perspective on where they stand. It is particularly encouraging to have the distinct difference between clones and the genuine remanufacturing industry acknowledged by them.” “We extend our thanks to both Lexmark and HP for agreeing to join us in addressing these issues,” Doran added. “At Static Control we hope that they will continue to provide their input into our seminars throughout 2015, and we will welcome contributions from all printer OEMs who wish to make their position known.” Static Control also presented three well-attended technical demonstrations throughout the three-day event. Its booth highlighted the recently launched ink jet range of products, ColorControl Replacement Imaging Systems and the materials that emphasized the importance of working with a trusted supplier. The company’s strong stance on intellectual property matters was a key element of the booth, which featured a video of past and current legal actions against other aftermarket suppliers. The significance of this was underlined by a number of raids on various stands by German customs officials, the third year where raids have occurred at Remanexpo. HP’s Bernadine Maher spoke at Static Control’ IP seminar “Our Own Worst Enemy?” at Remanexpo@Paperworld. Along with Maher, Static Control’s Jason Doran and Lexmark’s Andrew Gardner addressed remanufacturers about the latest IP concerns of the aftermarket. Static Control’s James MacBeth gives a technical demonstration at Remanexpo@Paperworld in Messe Frankfurt, Germany. The company sponsored three well-attended technical demonstration throughout the expo.