|05 July 2010|
Action against plagiarists at the Intersolar EuropeAt the world‘s largest PV exhibition in Munich, Germany, this year Multi-Contact successfully continued the actions against illegal product copies.
Legal action was taken against two distributors and one manufacturer of counterfeit products directly on-site. With two companies, an out-of-court settlement was reached.
Illegal product copies deliberately mislead the customer. They cannot be recognized from the outside and bear a high safety risk for the unsuspecting buyer. Therefore, not only the production of counterfeits is prohibited in Germany, but also their distribution and exhibition. According to German law, Multi-Contact is obliged to take legal action against manufacturers and distributors of such copies. The two exhibitors confronted at the Intersolar claimed not to have been informed about this fact. After extensive discussions they reluctantly removed the MC4 copies as well as all related advertising material and posters from their stand.