Compaq seizes bootleg components

With a little help from US marshals

US marshals raided the premises of a Bow, New Hampshire computer parts wholesaler, and found a thriving counterfeiting operation.

They seized large quantities of counterfeit Compaq memory parts and hard drives from Hardware 4 Less, as well as well as "counterfeit Compaq labels, packing materials, warranty booklets, and software licenses".

Compaq says it will seek damages of 'several million dollars' from Hardware 4 Less, as punishment for making and distributing counterfeit Compaq goods.

All the seized goods are lodged with the Federal Court of New Hampshire, where future proceedings will be heard. ®