Dubai Police nabs trader of counterfeit toners

Press release
Published May 17th, 2012 - 04:50 GMT

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 leader in 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 leading 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. 

“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, Managing Director, 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.” 

Background Information

Dubai Police

Dubai Police Force was  established on June 01, 1956, and was based in "Naif Fort," as its Headquarters, until the year 1973 when it was moved to the current location. "Naif Fort" was transformed, later, into one of Dubai Police Stations.

We, Dubai Police, are proud to be an Arab modern police establishment with a force of more than fifteen thousand employees who are characterized by their degrees of high-level multi specialties and training. We are also proud to be one of the best security institutions, at all levels; locally, regionally, and globally.

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