Following the seizure by customs police of a number of products at the Eurobike Xeccon stand, UK distributor Moore Large have released a statement.
Bicycle lights and lock company Knog have alleged that the Xeccon Milan lighting range was an infringement upon their own intellectual property rights, alerting the German authorities.
Moore Large, who have historically distributed Knog’s lights until a recent change of hands, added the Xeccon lighting range to their product portfolio only very recently.
"Moore Large respects intellectual property rights and does not condone infringement in any form," says Nigel Moore, managing director at Moore Large. "Our contractual agreement with Xeccon confirms it is their responsibility to ensure such infringement does not take place, and that the lights in dispute were not to be shipped until the supplier had an unambiguous IP right to sell the product," he continues. "These applications by Xeccon have been ongoing and not yet resolved, therefore Xeccon has not yet shipped, and Moore Large not yet received, nor sold, the Milan model lights that are in question."
The distributor reassures customers that there is a remaining, extensive range of lights from Xeccon, Sigma, ETC, One23, Bobbin, and a considerable quantity of "best-priced Knog lights."