3rd Party Toner – The Ultimate Supreme Court Battle

In a blow to Vendors in the printer business, the US Supreme Court has found in favour of the respondent (the re-filler) in the massive case of whether or not it is legal to refill/refurbish used ink and toner cartridges with generic consumables.

Had this case gone the other way, it would have been highly likely there would be a massive oversupply of third party toner hitting our shores until similar rights were exerted locally on the back of the US decision.

For consumers of print toner and ink not concerned with the performance degradation from generic ink and toner however, it appears that wont be the case, and generic ink and toner suppliers will continue business as usual.