Novell Files Lawsuits Against Two Resellers
Novell Claims Companies Guilty of Fraud
OREM, Utah -- March 4, 1997 -- Novell, Inc. announced it has filed two
lawsuits in the
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against L.G. Company and Super
The suits allege copyright and trademark infringement by both companies.
Novell's suits maintain that L.G. Company and Super Resources fraudulently obtained Novell
products in order to turn them around for resale to unknowing end-users. The scheme involves
companies using previously upgraded NetWare serial numbers to receive upgrade products.
Novell's complaints allege that Super Resources and L.G. Company then sold the upgrades to
resellers or end-users that were not entitled to use the upgraded product because they were not a
Novell became aware of this problem when Novell's internal database red flagged some of the
duplicates. Novell's product tracking database has features built in to track this type of fraud.
Ed Morin, Manager of Novell's Anti-Piracy Group, said "Using our intricate product tracking
were able to trace this product back to the company named in the suit. We will not sit idly by
companies defraud the public. Novell will continue to aggressively protect our sales channel and
users. We urge anyone to call our anti-piracy hot line if they suspect they might have been
defrauded in one
of these schemes."
Novell has established an anti-piracy group and telephone hot line for reporting illegal use of
software or making related inquiries. Call 1-800-PIRATES (800-747-2837) or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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