|What follows is a very brief
summary of the development of the illegal competition since 1982: (A book will
explain in detail the incredible history of the ZEC)
Twenty years ago, some pirates started to
counterfeit the world-patented product from Finland, where at that time no
civilized international patent regulation was in effect.
Here we are not talking about a common product
imitation, but of the use of a full engineering and marketing package obtained
through illegal means.
Over one million dollars had been invested at
that time for the development of the ZEC. In 1980, illegally made photocopies of
the full documentation of the first seven-year period of development finally
landed in Finland. Later the forgery started to be commercialized from Sweden;
however, the ZEC was fully protected by Swedish patents.
Actions to stop the felonious activity were
engaged as soon as evidence was collected. To avoid public exposure of its
illegal activities, the SBAB Svanka Brand AB asked for a settlement and signed
the on September 9, 1982, a legal contract of license for the territories of
Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The contract specifically forbade the exportation to
any country without the agreement of the licensor. It obliged the licensee to
stop any activities and return all technical documentation in case of breach of
The SBAB Svanka Brand AB had dishonored all clauses of the contract!
They had never paid a dime and whatís more, they
never paid for the purchase of the Ascender Otis France made equipment including
the ZEC-Mobile equipment. The equipment had been used to gain official prestige
and eventually claim that they were the inventors of the technology!
That was not enough! They would use the material
to adjust the manufacture of forgeries. To add to the injury, one of the artists
of the ring patented the forgery and publicly sold ZEC equipment for years.
Ingstrom and some phantom like companies, using
the ATI acronym, formed a ring of illegal distribution of ZEC technology in many
Undoubtedly they can now proudly proclaim to the
world to have been in the vertical fire escape business since 1982.
Yet, many businesses associated with the
Scandinavian ring had sold many thousands of the forged ZEC technology equipment
during the patent protection period.
As a result, this particular assortment of
peoples had gained an important position in the emerging vertical escape market.
Even counterfeited and manufactured with some
competently installed flaws and defaults, the ZECís extraordinary
characteristics have been recognized in many countries.
Not to mention that in Korea, a similar case has
Please see also:
Proof against swindlers including Ingstrom that
falsely declare having invented the Zephinie Vertical Escape Chute