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Hong Kong Customs Seizes Counterfeit HP Gear

The Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department in August 2011 seized thousands in counterfeit HP supplies, including 2,580 toner packages and 3,250 toner security labels used to make counterfeit HP printing cartridges.

The seizure, according to HP, resulted in one individual being sentenced to three months imprisonment in January 2013, and another sentenced to community service and monetary fines in August 2012.

HP, in a statement, said it collaborated with local law enforcement "to make this action possible."

"Our commitment to our customers is the driving force behind the vigilance of our anti-counterfeit team, as we understand how the sale of counterfeit HP products negatively impacts our customers and the HP brand," HP said at the time.