LLC “Mehmash” is located in Namangan region and specializes in metal screws production. Either on business, or on a visit, but once the head of “Mehmash” Mr. Khojaev arrived to a local market and saw his company’s packages filled with different screws.
The vigilant manufacturer immediately complained to the Department for Combating Economic Crimes at the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Those, in turn, redirected the case to the Antimonopoly Committee. And they did it right, because the Committee among other functions prevents the violation of the Article 13 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Fergana Territorial Division of the Antimonopoly Committee, together with the Prosecutor’s office of the Dangarinsky district of the Fergana region, took up the case. The Metal Service Invest LLC, located in the Dangarinsky District, turned out to be a violator of the Law.
According to the violator words, in view of the small budget of his small production, he did not invest in his own packaging material and took advantage by using the ready to be recycled papers of “Mehmash” which he found. Then he packed the screws in the “Mehmash” boxes, and sold them on the local market without a bad intention to use someone else’s brand.
Well, of course, there were no bad intentions, but the law was still violated. As they say in such situations: “Ignorance of the law does not exempt from liability!”. For the first time, a prescription to rectify the situation was dispensed. If such case repeats – it will be considered as an administrative violation.
By the way, “Mehmash” labeled boxes purchased by Metal Service Invest LLC in a waste paper point were destroyed.
The moral of the story is as old as the world of business itself: if you produce a product, be able to invest in its recognition in the market. Do not touch the “others identification” in business. And lastly, good goods will not be returned to waste paper. Do not forget, however, that this is waste intended for recycling …
Press Office of the Antimonopoly Committee