German court grants injunctions against distributors of Formuler STBs

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On January 16th, the District Court in Bremen, Germany (Landgericht Bremen) granted preliminary injunctions against two distributors selling Formuler set-top boxes in Germany. The contested Formuler devices, among other things, emulated the MAC addresses of Infomir’s MAG set-top boxes. The Court prohibited the distributors from selling Formuler and other devices that emulated Infomir’s MAG set-top boxes.

Such emulation allowed Formuler set-top boxes to exploit Infomir’s renowned Stalker Middleware and Ministra TV platform. These infringing devices also posed a risk to normal operation of MAG set-top boxes connected to the same network.

‘The Bremen District Court ruling confirms the importance of the respect for intellectual property and fair dealing in business. We welcome the willingness of the Courts to deal with such subtle technological disputes that arise in the European Union’, said Viktor Artiushchenko, Infomir Commercial Director.

Infomir vows it is not going to stop there. The Company says it is going to avail of all remedies available to secure stable and reliable operation of its products and protect its rights from such infringements.


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