Thursday, November 24, 2022

Epson Conducts Raids On Sellers Of Counterfeit Ink Bottles And Ribbon Cartridges Across India

* 603 Counterfeit ink bottles and 510 ribbon cartridges were seized in Lucknow, Mumbai and New Delhi during the raids

To curb the sale of counterfeit ink bottles, counterfeit ribbon cartridges and to protect the rights of its customers, Epson’s vigilance team and local police jointly conducted raids on sellers in Lucknow, Mumbai and New Delhi recently. The raids were a result of a swift and well-coordinated action, conducted in October & November 2022. The parties involved in dealing with non-genuine Epson Ink bottles / Ribbon Cartridges were immediately arrested and charged under the prevailing laws with counterfeiting and violating intellectual property rights. The joint raids were conducted in collaboration with Lucknow Police, Mumbai Police and Delhi Police and those involved in stocking and distribution of fake Epson Ink bottles were remanded to judicial custody. Among the products seized during the raids were finished and unfinished Ink bottles, cartridges, packaging material, and numerous sets of labels and holograms. 

About 603 ink bottles and 510 Ribbon Cartridges were seized along with other printing material to manufacture counterfeit Epson ink bottles. Epson has fought aggressively against the counterfeit ink business and has taken actions to curb the sale of counterfeit bottles and ribbon cartridges.

A spokesperson at Epson India, said, “Epson is proud of its commitment to protect the rights of its valued customers. The successful collaboration between Epson and the local police to stop the sale of counterfeit products reflects Epson’s commitment to rooting out this unethical business practice. It shows our commitment to ensure that customers continue to enjoy the quality and reliability Epson products are known for. We will continue to protect our intellectual property rights from those attempting to misuse our patented technology and trademarks.”

Epson regularly conducts raids to curb counterfeit sales. Seiko Epson Corporation will continue to support and collaborate with law enforcement agencies in such raids. The action of Epson’s vigilance team helps protect its interests, defends the business of its authorized dealers, and serves as a deterrent to counterfeit manufacturers and dealers. Non-genuine Inks can impair the performance and reliability of Epson products and the use of such counterfeit products invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson will become carbon negative and eliminate the use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.

About Epson India

Epson India Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in the year 2000. Epson products address the needs of homes, businesses and commercial enterprises as also those of consumers with specialized needs in India. With a commitment to providing products and services that surpass people’s expectations, Epson India today has an enviable reputation for quality and value. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company markets and supports Epson Inkjet Printers, Inkjet All-in-Ones, Point of Sale Printers, 3LCD Projectors, Scanners, Large Format Printers, Textile Printers, Robots and Dot-Matrix Printers. In all of these categories, Epson is either the No. 1 or No. 2 brand in India and growing fast. 

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