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Appeared on: Monday, April 08, 2002
Philips moves against unlicensed DVD products

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. has initiated with the Customs Authorities in several countries inthe EU, border detention procedures in relation to unlicensed DVD-Video/ROM players and DVD-Video/ROM discs , based on the implementations in the EU member states of the EU Council Regulation (EC) No241/1999 (amending Regulation(EC) No. 3295/94).This regulation extends to goods infringing patents.

Before placing orders with the manufacturers outside the EU or their representatives, companies engaged in the importation of DVD Video/ROM players or DVD Video/ROM discs into the EU are advised that in order not be confronted with border detentions of these DVD products by the relevant Customs Authorities, to verify whether the DVD-products are manufactured by licensed manufactures.


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