In a recent raid by Hyderabad police, many angles, beams and channels by the name TATA ISPAT were found.
As part of a crackdown on counterfeit products, the raid was conducted on a downstream re-rolling mill in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district. The raid was conducted on the basis of a complaint lodged by Tata Steel who were experiencing the presence of counterfeit products in the market.
An FIR has been lodged in this regard against the manufacturer for trademark infringements and several other charges for copyright violation, cheating and misinterpretation are also impounded.
TATA ISPAT is not a product of Tata Steel or any other Tata group companies but the same is being allegedly sold on by this manufacturer to consumers in rural areas as a Tata product.
The company said in a statement, “This is a concerted drive being undertaken by the steel company to protect its brand. It firmly believes in selling its products through approved distribution channels, as per the law of the land. The company has also conveyed this message to its distributors so that their business is not affected by such illegal practices.”