Tyco Files Suit Against United Kingdom Security Company, Catalyst

Lawsuit Involves Alleged Infringement of Sensormatic Acousto-Magnetic (AM) Anti-Theft Tags

Boca Raton, Fla.— November 15, 2012 – Tyco Retail Solutions (www.tycoretailsolutions.com), a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, announces today that it has filed a lawsuit in the United Kingdom against Algreta Solutions Ltd t/a Catalyst, an independent supplier of security tags to retailers, for patent infringement, infringement of Community trademark and passing off in connection with the sale of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) hard tags.

After analyzing samples of hard tag sourced from Catalyst, Tyco filed suit in the United Kingdom asserting that the hard tag, amongst other things, infringes a Sensormatic patent on anti-theft SuperTag II Acousto-Magnetic (AM) technology.

“Tyco’s SuperTag is recognized as the premier EAS hard tag the world’s leading retailers have come to trust over the years to help reduce theft and improve profitability,” said Nancy Chisholm, vice president and general manager, Tyco Retail Solutions. “SuperTag II was designed with a unique set of attributes. It’s durable and not easily defeated by common shoplifting tools, offering retailers the freedom and confidence to open merchandise a wide variety of items. As a result of our extensive investment in research and development, we will rigorously defend this important technology innovation.”

About Tyco Retail Solutions

Tyco Retail Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated retail performance and security solutions, deployed today at more than 80 percent of the world’s top 200 retailers. Customers range from single-store boutiques to global retail enterprises. Operating in more than 70 countries worldwide, Tyco Retail Solutions provides retailers with real-time visibility to their inventory and assets to improve operations, optimize profitability and create memorable shopper experiences.

The Tyco Retail Solutions portfolio for retailers is sold direct, through ADT and authorized business partners around the world. For more information, please visit www.tycoretailsolutions.com.


Jim Caudill

Tyco Retail Solutions

+1 (561) 912-6066

Julie Crotty

Attune Communications

+1 (978) 877-0053

TYCO, SENSORMATIC, and the product names listed in this document are marks and/or registered marks. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

Filed under Acousto-Magnetic; Tyco CorporateKeywords acousto-magnetic; EAS; electronic article surveillance; fraud; hard tag; tags

Published on 11/15/2012 Permalink


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