GLENDORA, CA July 30, 2013 — FraudFighter™, a division of UVeritech, Inc. and a leading supplier of counterfeit currency detection equipment cautions customers about low quality, sub-standard, replacement UV bulbs.
“In 2011, due to quality and safety concerns, we upgraded our UV bulb production with a new production facility." said Sean Trundy, Chief Operations Officer of the company. "We also recalled tens of thousands of defective bulbs and replaced them with non-defective product."
FraudFighter has used the mark “UVF-861” openly and conspicuously in commerce since 2003, and claims that it was the first to do so. Unfortunately, the company that previously supplied UVeritech with its bulbs filed a trademark application in 2010, claiming ownership of the mark “UVF-861” and prior use since 2007.
UVeritech, Inc. has filed a cancellation motion with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. This action is currently open and pending.
Due to the uncertainty over the ownership of the previous mark FraudFighter is now using the alternative T5 UV16-POS15 part number on the bulbs. The new part is simply a reference to the two light fixtures for which the bulb is used as a replacement part — The FraudFighter™ UV-16 and POS15 light fixtures.
FraudFighter customers should be cautioned that the prior manufacturer is actively soliciting sales of the older part number directly to FraudFighter users. Due to the issues previously mentioned regarding safety and quality, FraudFighter will not be able to honor the product warranty of any UV-16 or POS15 product in which the incorrect replacement part has been installed. This restriction will take effect as of August 1, 2013.
Established in 2000, Fraud Fighter is a leading provider of counterfeit detection and fraud prevention solutions. The company’s principals and affiliates have been engaged in loss prevention, law enforcement, security and counterfeit detection issues since 1962. Their extensive expertise has positioned Fraud Fighter as the preferred industry partner and a leader of innovation in the area of fraud prevention and compliance management.
A fraud prevention pioneer, Fraud Fighter was the first company to address the point-of-transaction document fraud industry by designing and manufacturing breakthrough products that effectively filter real-world, fraudulent transaction activity before it occurs. This is achieved by efficiently testing every document that is presented—verifying identification, validating credit cards, and authenticating traveler checks, coupons, gift cards, and more. A privately-owned company, Fraud Fighter is headquartered in Glendora, California.
For more information, please contact:
Title: Chief Operations Officer
Phone: +1 800.883.8822
1743 S. Grand Ave.
Glendora, CA 91740