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Dealers Arrested In Mumbai & Chennai For Selling Counterfeit Epson Cartridges

In a move aimed at curbing the sale of counterfeit Epson Ink cartridges, police conducted raids in Chennai and Mumbai and arrested the dealers, who were selling refilled cartridges.

During the raid on ADS Technologies, Fort Market, Mumbai on June 28, the dealer was found in possession of 202 Epson Picture Mate (T5852) refilled cartridges.

On July 3, police raided in Chennai two shops Photo Point and Photo Park/ Info Traders and were found stocking 289 Epson Picture Mate(T5852) refilled cartridges.

In both cities, the owners have been arrested and charged under the counterfeiting and violating intellectual property rights and subsequently remanded to judicial custody.

A spokesperson at Seiko Epson Corporation said, “We applaud the efforts of the Indian police to curb this menace and will whole heartedly assist and support the law enforcement authorities in all such crack downs.”

He added, “Epson takes great care to observe the law and regulations, and to maintain high standards of corporate ethics while at the same time expecting others to show appropriate respect for its rights. We will continue vigorous enforcement of our intellectual property rights to protect our innovative products against those who use Epson’s patented technology, trademarks, and other intellectual property without permission.”

Seiko Epson Corporation says it will move swiftly to help enforcement authorities for such raids in future to protect its interests and to protect the business of its authorised dealers.

10-Jul-2014 17:06:00
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