June 27, 2016
A number of raids have been carried out in India to prevent further manufacturing of fake ink.
The OEM has been working closely with Mumbai police to crack down on manufacturers of counterfeit products which violate “intellectual property rights” reported Indiainfoline . These factories are involved in “filling, bottling, packaging and distributing” fake Epson ink in Mumbai, and Epson have said that they are sending a “strong message of zero tolerance towards the sale of fake cartridges”.
The information gathered by the “Epson vigilance team” was shared with the police in areas around the country, and due to this police raided a building in Wadala East in May, arresting the dealer, named as Narayan. He was charged with “counterfeiting and violating intellectual property rights” after police found 560 ink bottles that were packaged and marked with the OEM’s name. These were seized, as were other manufacturing tools and machinery that were used in counterfeiting Epson’s cartridges.
A spokesman for Epson said: “The Mumbai police deserves accolades for successfully conducting the counterfeit raid and limiting the damages to a bare minimum. They have supported Epson consistently in curbing this issue that we feel strongly about. We at Epson take great pride in our strict practice of following laws and regulations.
“Maintaining high standards of corporate ethics while encouraging everyone to respect the rights is the paramount objective at Epson. We will continue to take stringent measures against those that inappropriately use Epson’s patented technology.”
Epson said that it will continue to work with the police to shut down counterfeiters, and protect their customers and the businesses of authentic dealers. It reported on previous counterfeit raids in India in late April, as well as previous raids in Mumbai last November.
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