February 14, 2014
AFL recently successfully settled its lawsuit against SurplusEQ.com, Inc.
In the suit, AFL contended that SurplusEQ.com, Inc. sold Fujikura fusion splicers that were modified from their original design; thus, providing splicers that were materially different, causing confusion to customers.
The court concluded: “A permanent injunction serves the public interest in that it will prevent the confusion that results from the marketing and sale of unauthorized Fujikura fusion splicers that are materially different from those authorized for sale, and will prevent the distribution of Fujikura fusion splicers bearing modified software that may cause failures or other defects in the operation of the splicers.
A court-approved permanent injunction has been served on SurplusEQ.com and its owner Daniel Parsons, AFL said in a release. The judgment prohibits both from selling any new Fujikura fusion splicers.