SMALL COUNTERFEIT EPSON-INK/TONER BUST IN PHILLIPINES

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SMALL COUNTERFEIT EPSON-INK/TONER BUST IN PHILLIPINES

 user 2010-02-15 at 10:05:15 am Views: 64
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    http://www.gmanews.tv/story/183601/raids-on-mandaluyong-makati-stores-yield-fake-epson-products
    SMALL COUNTERFEIT EPSON-INK BUST IN
    PHILLIPINES

    More than 600 pieces of
    fake Epson ribbon and printer ink catridges worth P200,000 were
    confiscated by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in recent
    raids in three establishments in Makati and Mandaluyong.

    Compville
    Computer Sales & Services in Mandaluyong and Chardell School &
    Office Supplies and its warehouse in Makati City were raided by teams
    from the bureau’s Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD) on
    Tuesday.A total of 663 pieces of counterfeit Epson products were seized
    from the three establishments, a report of the NBI Intellectual Property
    Rights Division (IPRD) said.The establishments were raided after they
    were reported to be engaged in the sale and distribution of fake Epson
    products.

    These raids were conducted after Seiko Epson
    Corporation (SEC), which owns the Epson trademark, filed a complaint at
    the bureau.Agents were armed with search warrants issued by Manila
    Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Eduardo Peralta, Jr.Owners of the
    establishments may face charges of trademark infringement and unfair
    competition and could be fined up to P200,000 and face a jail term of up
    to five years.