7,000 fake items seized in a single day in Dubai
Khaleej Times recently joined DED officials for a live raid on Karama shops and an apartment in a massive crackdown on fake goods. About 7,000 items worth approximately half a million dirhams were seized including fake luxury bags, watches, clothes and sunglasses.
Source: Khaleej Times
Customs Department: Intellectual Property Training
The workshop aimed to build the participant’s capacity to learn about the latest methods of combating fraud and counterfeiting and to prevent the entry of counterfeit goods in accordance with the Customs Law article 41
Customs conference on
original and counterfeit goods
State-of-the-art methods for detecting counterfeit products that threaten the lives of citizens in markets in cooperation of the Customs Department. Fighting counterfeiting is not only to protect the brand-owners, but also to protect citizens’ life.
News Reports: Intellectual Property Brand Protection
The Legal Group conducts specialised training for Law enforcement officials on anti- counterfeiting. The training is held for over two days in Dubai and in other Emirates of UAE. TLG taught the authorities how to identify the genuine from counterfeit products.
More Than Half a Million Auto Spare Parts Seized in Abu Dhabi
TLG together with the authorities, seized multiple shipments of counterfeit automotive spare parts. This is part of the ongoing efforts to mitigate losses for brand owners as a result of counterfeiting, as well as protecting consumers from harmful counterfeit products.
City7 TV - UAE News 07 December 2015
Senior government officials, intellectual property experts and major brand owners converged to attend a brand awareness workshop. The workshop educated participants on the risk of using counterfeit products.
Sky News Arabia Interview with Mr. Hatem Abdul Ghani (Arabic)
Consumers need protection from counterfeit goods. Counterfeit goods are not limited to specific products. The value of counterfeiting has reached to amounts in access of $560 million worldwide. Penalties are still considered lenient and do not deter perpetrators from counterfeiting again in order to make illicit profits.
IP Training Cover by: City 7 Dubai
The number of counterfeit goods seized by authorities has increased. This is owing to the growing efficiency of the authorities in UAE – both saving businesses and people’s lives.
Fake car spare parts continue to flood the UAE market and endanger lives
Saving money can result in paying a higher price by endangering your life. The authorities together with the market intelligence of The Legal Group are combating the counterfeit market.