Printer major Epson today said Mumbai Police has conducted raid of counterfeit ink manufacturing unit in Mumbai.
The Mumbai Police seized 2,700 counterfeit ink bottles, 8 gallons of black and colored ink, along with packaging material and arrested four people.
The raid was part of its vigilance with regard to the manufacturers and dealers of counterfeit Epson Ink bottles.
Based on the information from Epson vigilance team's information, the Mumbai police's IPR unit recently raided the premises of a dealer of counterfeits in Goregaon, Mumbai.
This dealer manufactured and supplied counterfeit Epson Ink bottles in Mumbai. Mumbai Police has arrested Bhimji Hathihayi, the owner of the Rinkal stationery mart that sold Epson counterfeit Ink bottles, along with Kalpesh and Bhavesh Patel, partners of Ambika Computers, the stockist, and Arvind Chamariya aka Pravin, partner of the bottling unit at Goregaon.
Mumbai Police has charged these four people under the prevailing laws with infringement of IP Rights of Seiko Epson Corporation. The Police has seized large quantities of ink bottles, Epson holograms, and Epson Stickers and Packaging materials.
A spokesperson at Seiko Epson Corporation said: "The Mumbai police have been extremely efficient in curbing this issue of infringement and we extend our support to law enforcement authorities that are tackling similar issues."