Thursday, August 24, 2017

Even fake water in Jakarta!

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Jakarta residents typically buy water in gallon bottles for home dispensers, since piped water quality is too low to drink. The South Jakarta Police have arrested several men men for producing and distributing fake purified water gallons bottles. The bottles copy Aqua, Indonesia’s largest water company, part owned by Danone.

The infringers put groundwater into bottles after filtering out the obvious dirt, then heated old caps so they would shrink on when recapped.  One of the detainees was familiar with the industry as an ex water company employee. 

The initial charges were violating the 1999 Consumer Protection law.  the police typically use this as it is easier than the trademark law which requires more formal documents.

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