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HP aids seizure of 11,530 counterfeit printing products

November 9, 2012

OEM’s Southeast Asia Anti-Counterfeit Programme aids Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade in counterfeit raid.

HP has announced the seizure of more than 11,530 counterfeit printing supplies in Malaysia following a successful raid on an HO managed partner on 16 October, reports Mis-Asia.

The OEM’s Southeast Asia Anti-Counterfeit Programme aided offices from the Malaysia Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism on the raid that is said to have seized more than 719 counterfeit ink cartridges, 3,132 toner cartridges and 7,669 components in producing counterfeit products.

HP Global Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Property for Original HP Supplies Jeff Kwasny commented: “HP collaborated with local law enforcement to make this action possible. HP vigorously defends its brand and intellectual property for Original HP supplies by engaging in industry-leading anti-counterfeiting practices to combat the fraudulent manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit HP supplies products.

“Our commitment to our customers is the driving force behind the vigilance of our anti-counterfeit team, as we understand how the sale of counterfeit HP products negatively impacts our customers and the HP brand.”

The company has subsequently been terminated as a partner from 1 November, and the total seizure value is valued at approximately RM913,234 ($299,421/€234,536).

HP has collaborated with a number of global initiatives on successful raids including Dubai police, Spanish authorities against a Valencia-based counterfeiter, and on further raids with the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade in July 2012.

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