HP Aims To Stop Counterfeits

2012-04-26 08:45:45

Published on 2012-04-26 08:45:45

Printer company HP has stated its intent to stop counterfeiters in Kenya, who have been known to infringe copyright and distribute fake ink cartridges.

It made the comment as part of World Intellectual Property Day, which will take place tomorrow (April 26th) and aims to remind companies of the need to increase business cooperation in the country to protect trademarks.

In the past year, HP's interaction with officials in different African countries has led to the disposal of almost 150,000 illegal printing consumable products, such as ink cartridges.

Tina Rose, anti-counterfeit program manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Printing and Personal Systems Group, said: "The celebration of World IP Day is about ensuring greater awareness and defense of intellectual property in all its forms."

These comments come after 1,000 fake Lexmark products were discovered in warehouses in Turkey and Italy.

Counterfit versions of items from other companies were also found, and it is believed that the facilities were used as repackaging plants.

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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