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Honda Power Product encourages distributors to avoid distributing fake products, plans legal action

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Jakarta, IO – PT Honda Power Products Indonesia (HPPI), a manufacturer of general-purpose engines or versatile machines, has issued a warning about counterfeit versatile machine goods on the market which illegally carry the Honda brand. As the sole distributor for the Honda brand in Indonesia, HPPI is responsible for protecting the public from counterfeit products and ensuring that the products circulating in the market are genuine and of high quality. 

Nobuyasu Omori, President Director of HPPI, emphasizes that Honda is responding to the increasing cases of brand counterfeiting, which harms customers and violates the law. 

“We urge distributors, agents, retailers, stores, and consumers not to buy or sell counterfeit products of versatile machines bearing the Honda brand. Unauthorized use of the brand is a serious legal violation, as regulated by Articles 100 and 102 of Law No. 20 of 2016 concerning Trademarks and Geographical Indications,” he said. He added that violations can result in imprisonment for up to five years and fines of up to IDR 2 billion. 

Omori emphasizes the market for using authentic and warranted products from authorized dealers, as part of HPPI’s distributor network. 

“We are committed to ensuring that consumers receive products that meet quality standards and are safe to use,” said Omori. 

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Honda will take firm legal action against all forms of counterfeit Honda versatile engine product brands, such as water pumps, lawnmowers, versatile engines, and other Honda products. 

The HONDA brand is owned by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Class 7, with registration number IDM000045619, which has been officially registered with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia. (des)

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