Petition to get rid of duplicate products (food,cosmetics etc) being sold in Indian market
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Today Indian Market is going through its worst period. More duplicate products are in the market then there are original ones.For some people wearing copy or duplicate thing is not an issue. But where it comes to food and medicines, its intolerable as our health is compromised in the name of business. And synthetic materials in duplicate misbranded clothes and footwears are quite harmful for our skin as well.
These days brand piracy is on peak. The fake company uses the exact same name, company's logo and the same design and it gets difficult for a person of reasonable prudence to differentiate between original and fake. One of the most affected section by this brand piracy are the Cosmetics. Online market is full of products faked as original branded products and costing us the same as original ones. Copying foreign brands has become a full-fledged business.
Where we can always be a bit careful while purchasing our branded cosmetics, food items and medicines, sometimes it may happen that we might be trapped in these fake brands.
It’s not at all necessary that only consumers can be affected due to these fake brands, even other sections like the brand owners who are at higher risk than the consumers as they have their reputation attached to their brand names.
Pharma- India is one of the biggest markets for drug counterfeiting, says Zaheer Khan, chairman of EIPR (Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights) — an anti-piracy wing that specialises in conducting raids to bust these rackets
Beverages: Be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic, the death toll due to fake products in both categories is alarming. "About a decade ago, when returnable glass bottles used to be the primary package for the beverage industry, it was grappling with the manufacture and sale of spurious products. It's relatively easy to fill and seal fake beverages in glass bottles," says Arvind Varma, secretary general of IBA (Indian Beverage Association).
Water bottles sold in trains, buses, and even stores. Usually empty bottles are collected from garbage/trash, filled with tap water, resealed and resold.
You can't even expect consumers to catch the fakes. Often packaging material gets leaked out of the company's own supply chain. "The dubious manufacturer picks original packaging from the recycled market and refills it with substandard liquid. Bottle caps are easy to imitate anyway," says Anurag Kashyap, partner - fraud investigation & dispute services at EY (Ernst & Young). Some Chinese counterfeit imports contain addresses of Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) or Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on their packaging instead of 'Made in China'.This ensures the consumer doesn't get suspicious given these are popular manufacturing destinations in the country.
Sign this petition and help in stopping the sale of such fake products in our indian market which are brutally effecting our healths and playing with our hard earned money!
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