HARMAN Takes Definitive Action Against Counterfeit Products Sale in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA, JUNE 19, 2018: HARMAN International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has taken a definitive action against the sale of counterfeit JBL® Professional Audio products in India.

The companyworked closely with the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police, whichsuccessfully conducted raids on two premises that were engaged in themanufacturing and selling of counterfeit professional audio products under theJBL trademark. The police has arrested the owners of these entities and seizedlarge quantities of counterfeit JBL Professional speakers, along with packagingmaterials and fake brand stickers. 

HARMAN sellspopular audio products for both consumers and professionals under its brandsJBL®, Harman Kardon® and AKG® andothers. JBL Professional speakers are widely used in cinemas, recording andbroadcasting studios, live and touring events, weddings and are installed atvarious enterprises and hotels across India.  

“HARMANstands for highest quality standards and world class audio technology. Tomaintain trust with consumers and to protect our reputation and brand, we mustbe vigilant in the authenticity of our products. This action by the DelhiPolice is a big step towards safeguarding the interest of our customers andauthorized dealers of JBL products,” said Pradeep Chaudhry, Country Manager,HARMAN India. 

Consumersshould purchase HARMAN products through the company’s authorized dealers inIndia and get the authorization certificate at the dealers’ outlets. Consumersof HARMAN’s professional audio and solutions can contact the customer serviceteam on 18002088880 or write to indiaprocare@harman.com 

HOW TOIDENTIFY A COUNTERFEIT JBL PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT 

· Likemany premium goods, HARMAN’s counterfeited products are sold at drasticallyreduced prices and diminished quality.

·Thecosmetic details are not consistent with authentic JBL products.

·Inspect thepackaging and logo placement/color. Typically, the packaging is made of flimsymaterial, missing key details such as certifications, place of manufacture,address, and trademark/copyright information.

·Logoplacement is slightly off and the color does not match the genuine logo.

·Thepackage/product may be lightweight, smell of chemicals, or have chipped paint.

·Researchreputation of the seller. Read customer comments.

·Genuine JBLProducts will have a serial number that can be successfully registered oncompany website.


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