Vizio Wins US Customs Ruling – No Infringement Found

Posted Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

A huge victory for Vizio, but it’s not over yet.

In an ongoing legal battle between Vizio and Funai, the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency ruled that Vizio’s televisions do not violate any copyrights held by Funai and that Vizio may continue importing their line of HDTVs.

”We are pleased that Funai's ill-advised tactics continue to falter and are being rejected by the U.S. authorities; we are determined and remain unshaken by merit-less claims from foreign competitors.” says Laynie Newsome, Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales and Marketing Communications in a recent press release. “In light of Funai's abusive actions, which were apparently anti-competitive in nature, designed to tortuously harm VIZIO's interests, we shall fully defend against any such claims and seek all appropriate remedies. In addition to recovering damages for such wanton behaviors, we shall hold the accused patent infringers, like Funai, accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

Looks like Vizio’s going to keep this one going all 12 rounds.

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