Record seizure of fake HP printer products in UAE
Authorities find 850,000 counterfeit print items in raid on Dubai company
Authorities in the UAE have made the largest ever seizure of fake HP printer supplies.
HP reports that law enforcement found 850,000 counterfeit items, including flat boxes, security labels, empty laser print cartridges, print cartridge bags and labels and finished print cartridges, in a raid on a showroom and store of a Dubai-based company in March.
The raid was part of HP's ongoing anti-counterfeit program, which launched in the region in December 2006.
The raid was the second major anti-counterfeit action undertaken by law enforcement working with HP this year, and brings the total number of fake print items seized in the region to over two million since 2011.
"HP is once again grateful to the Dubai Police and the increasing pressure they put on counterfeiters, who cheat customers and take business away from honest merchants," said Amin Mortazavi, general manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Middle East. "This is just one more step in an unyielding campaign to eradicate fake merchandise and protect the public."