COUNTERFEIT TONERS & INKS SEIZED IN MALAYSIA

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COUNTERFEIT TONERS & INKS SEIZED IN MALAYSIA

 user 2010-11-17 at 8:01:21 am Views: 59
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    COUNTERFEIT TONERS & INKS SEIZED IN MALAYSIA
    Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officials seized a large stock of counterfeit HP toners and cartridges from several shops in the Pettah vicinity, recently.This action was initiated on a complaint made by Sudath Perera Associates on behalf of the Hewlett Packard (HP) Company, a globally renowned brand synonymous with computer products and software. Some of the counterfeit samples seized in the raid, did not bear the HP hologram, a key difference between original and counterfeit products.

    The owners of the shops selling counterfeit items were arrested and released on bail. The case is currently fixed for December 10, 2011 and court has permitted the CID to keep the seized goods in its custody. The search warrant was issued by Magistrate Rushmin Singappuli of the Magistrate’s Court of Colombo.In the original HP ink cartridge, there is a clear and sharp shifting of the hologram from light to dark shade and vice versa. In the counterfeit sample, the hologram is of poor quality and the difference is distinguishable at a glance. Therefore customers should pay extra caution when purchasing these products, if not they could be tricked into buying the counterfeit product which would be harmful to their computers. Investigations revealed that it is a well organized group which sells these counterfeit “HP” ink cartridges and toners.The sale of counterfeit goods is an infringement under the Intellectual Property Act No 36. of 2003, which, if one is found guilty of, carries a fine of up to Rs. 500,000 and a prison sentence of upto a maximum of 6 months, or bot

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    Stationery seized by customs
    The Customs Officers of  the Colombo Port today seized stationery worth Rs.20 million that was inside a container illegally imported from Malaysia. The illegally imported container contained more than 450,000 marker pens which the customs impose high taxes to safeguard the local industry.The container was seized by the Surveillance Unit under the direction of Deputy Director K.A Dharmadasa. The Deputy Director added that a duty fraud of Rs.10 million had also been committed. (SD)

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