Agents of Dubai Police’s Anti-Economic Crimes Unit have arrested a local trader who was found selling counterfeit ‘Brother’ toners. The arrest followed after a successful raid conducted by the police on the suspect’s showroom and warehouse, where a large number of the fake toners were seized.
Expressing their appreciation, Brother International (Gulf) FZE, a provider of home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the ‘Customer-First’ approach, lauded Dubai Police and its Anti-Economic Crimes Unit for their continuing efforts to curb product piracy and prevent the proliferation of counterfeit products in the local market.
According to reports, the company extended their support and assistance to the police by helping them determine the difference between authentic ‘Brother’ toners and their fake counterparts. The company’s cooperation with the local authorities was also made possible through the key legal guidance of Legal Consultants. The arrested trader will be charged with a breach of the intellectual property rights of Brother International (Gulf) FZE with the seized fake items to be used as prima facie evidence, it was announced.
“We extend our thanks and gratitude to Dubai Police and its Anti-Economic Crimes Unit for the successful raid that they have recently conducted, which has resulted in the seizure of a large volume of fake ‘Brother’ toners. We would also like to thank our Legal Consultants for their support,” said Soichi Murakami, MD, Brother International (Gulf) FZE. “Local UAE agencies and authorities have implemented key programs and initiatives to help aid the campaign against all forms of product piracy, with the chief aim of protecting both the consumer and the companies who manufacture authentic products. Rest assured, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to assist and aid local police authorities and help curb the proliferation of counterfeit products in the local market.”