Epson And Mumbai Police Led Raid Of Counterfeit Ink Manufacturing Unit

In an effort to curb the sale of counterfeit ink bottles and to protect the rights of its customers, Epson has recently increased its vigilance with regard to manufacturers and EPSONdealers of counterfeit Epson Ink bottles. On the basis of the Epson vigilance team’s information, the Mumbai Police, in a swift and well-coordinated action, recently raided the premises of a dealer in Malad, Mumbai. This dealer was involved in the manufacture and supply of counterfeit Epson Ink bottles in Mumbai and to other parts of the country.

The manufacturer of the Epson counterfeit Ink bottles was arrested and charged under the prevailing laws of the land with counterfeiting and violating intellectual property rights and subsequently remanded to judicial custody. Large quantities of Ink bottles, Epson holograms, and Epson Stickers & Packaging materials have been seized. The seized materials are worth more than 1.1 million rupees. Other than Epson products, the manufacturer was also involved in manufacturing and supplying counterfeit products of other brands, which also got seized.

A spokesperson at Seiko Epson Corporation said, “We applaud the efforts of the Mumbai Police to curb this menace and will wholeheartedly assist and support the law-enforcement authorities in all such crackdowns.”

Seiko Epson Corporation said it will keep on supporting the enforcement authorities for such raids in future to protect its interests and to protect the business of its authorized dealers and also act as a deterrent to the erring manufacturers and dealers.

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