Efforts undertaken by Indian Customs to prioritise intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement and develop an IPR recordal system, due for launch later this year, have been commended at a workshop seeking to combat the trade in counterfeit goods through open and balanced dialogue between Indian enforcement agencies and right holders.
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The escalating impact of counterfeiting and piracy on India’s economy and society has resulted in an evolution of the role of Customs authorities, from conventional fiscal functions to efforts to protect consumers from hazardous or sub-standard goods, including counterfeits, entering the country
APL, Honda and Longchamp newest signatories of historic declaration to stamp out maritime shipping of counterfeits
APL, one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, has joined global automotive giant Honda and French luxury leather goods company Longchamp in adding their signatures to the historic Declaration of Intent to Prevent the Maritime Transport of Counterfeit Goods (DOI).
Leaders of the freight forwarding and logistics industry gathering for the 56th World Congress of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) taking place in Malaysia this week will hear for the first time from a brand owner representative underscoring concern about the global transport of counterfeits and the work being done to tackle the problem.
A new paper from Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), reports on the role that landlords and property owners can play as intermediaries in the counterfeit or pirated goods supply chain if they lease their premises to those involved in trademark counterfeiting, copyright piracy or other forms of illicit trade.
ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) has called on United Nations’ member states to protect consumers from health and safety risks posed by counterfeits and pirated goods.
ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) responded to proposed amendments by the Singapore Government to the Customs Act for 2017 which would allow Customs to waive the submission of shipping manifests at Singapore’s transhipment and transit hubs.
Counterfeiting and piracy are a form of theft that has been steadily growing in recent years, reaching an estimated value of up to US$917 billion a year for the illegal trade in goods alone. The global value of digital piracy in movies, music and software reached a further US$213 billion in 2015.
Prominent members of ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy initiative will be among the brand owners and representatives from the international shipping industry converging at a major meeting of industry leaders in Singapore this week to discuss ways in which to prevent the maritime transportation of counterfeit goods across borders.
A new report released today indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022.