Grocery shop owner booked for copyright infringement
PUNE A grocery shop owner has been booked for copyright infringement after officials of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) found nine misbranded products at the accused man’s shop in Pimpri-Chinchwad.
The accused was identified as a 28-year-old shop-owner and a resident of Ramnagar in Rahatni.
A complaint in the matter was lodged by Sachin Ramesh Gosavi (40), a resident of Khar in Mumbai.
The complaint claimed that the shop had nine products including tea powder and biscuits. The total worth of the misbranded products was found to be ₹70,442 and had duplicate HUL logos on it.
The HUL officials took the products for testing and found the products to have been misbranded. After the report submitted by HUL, a complaint was lodged and a case was registered.
A case was registered under Section 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code along with Sections 51(b) and 63 of Copyrights Act, 1957 at Wakad police station. Assistant inspector Santosh Patil of Wakad police station is investigating the case.