Fujikura Ltd. Files Lawsuit Against Vibrant Technologies Inc.

Spartanburg, SC - On Friday, August 21, Fujikura, Ltd., located in Tokyo, Japan, filed a complaint in Federal District Court in New Hampshire against Vibrant Technologies, Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota. The complaint alleges that Vibrant has committed various acts of unfair competition including trademark counterfeiting and trademark infringement in its unauthorized sale of Fujikura fusion splicers that had been made for use in China and whose original serial numbers had been removed.

Fujikura is the world’s leading manufacturer of fiber optic products and certain electronic products.

About Fujikura Ltd.
Established in 1885, Fujikura Ltd. is a world leader of advanced technologies in telecommunications, electronics and the automotive industries. Fujikura is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and employs over 49,000 worldwide. For additional information, visit www.fujikura.co.jp.

About AFL
AFL is a 100% owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan and the only authorized agent in North America to distribute Fujikura fusion splicers. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe and sales offices in Asia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

Corie Culp, Public Relations Manager