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Online webinar on “Enforcement of IPR laws by Police, Best Practices and Brand Identification” for the officers undergoing training at the Rajasthan Police Academy, June 9th, 2020.

In the midst of Covid-19 outbreak, United IPR collaborated with the Rajasthan Police Academy
and conducted an online webinar on “Enforcement of IPR laws by Police, Best Practices and
Brand Identification” for the officers undergoing training at the Rajasthan Police Academy on 9th
June, 2020. The webinar was attended by more than 60 officers. It commenced with an academic
session delivered by Mr. Sudarshan Bansal, Senior Partner-United IPR, highlighting the general
concepts of IPR and the role of Police in enforcement thereof. He focused on the practice &
procedure to be followed by the Police officers while conducting search & seizure action under
the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and Copyright Act, 1957. Mr. Bansal also stressed that the menace of
counterfeiting and piracy demands a stern consideration of the enforcement agencies to build
capacity of their officials at various levels specially the IPR cells of State Police Forces.
The second session was delivered by Mr. Gaurav Gogia, Senior Associate-United IPR, who
discussed relevant notifications, case laws and other legal principles dealing with both civil and
criminal enforcement of IPR. He also shared specific guidelines to be followed by Police officers
whilst registering a complaint for IPR infringement, during a search & seizure action and how to
ensure conviction for the offenders.
The webinar also featured the participation of representatives of different right holders who
provided key inputs for identification of original and counterfeit products. This was followed by
an extensive workshop on brand identification techniques on behalf of various brands.
The Police Officers participated enthusiastically and shared constructive feedback in the question
answer session held during as well as upon the conclusion of the webinar. The closing remarks
were made by the Additional Director of the Academy Mr. Saurabh Kothari, who appreciated
this unique endeavor and encouraged similar collaborative efforts for the welfare of probationer
officers at the Rajasthan Police Academy.
United IPR is committed in its quest for assisting the Police authorities in facing the
unprecedented challenges that may be posed in the post lockdown environment.

Online workshop organized by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) in collaboration with National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) on “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights by Indian Customs”, June 3rd, 2020

As India begins to navigate its transition into the ‘new normal’ with Unlock 1.0, the Indian Custom
authorities continue their relentless efforts for protecting borders from entry of infringing goods. United
IPR presented in the online workshop organized by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) in
collaboration with the National Academy of Customs Indirect Tax and Narcotics (NACIN), Faridabad on
June 3, 2020 on “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights by Indian Customs” for the officers of Indian
Customs. The workshop was attended by 60 customs officials from different ports across the country. It
commenced with a technical session delivered by Mr. Sudarshan Kumar Bansal, Senior Partner- United
IPR who discussed on the categories of IPR’s relevant for the Indian Customs and also illustrated various
modes in which infringement occurs. Whilst recognizing the importance and role played by the Indian
Custom authorities in the robust & effective implementation of the IPR laws at the territorial borders, he
also discussed the specific practical challenges in curbing the ever-increasing market for counterfeit and
pirate goods.
The workshop continued with a session which dealt with the regulatory framework under Indian legal
regime dealing with the procedure for registration, interdiction, suspension, determination and
destruction of IPR infringing goods. The participating officers were able to learn about the best practices
followed by other custom authorities in enforcement of IP Rights, specific inputs and intelligence of
suspicious consignments, doctrine of international exhaustion and the ways to prevent the entry of grey
market goods in the country.
The technical sessions were followed by presentations on behalf of various well-known brands by their
respective representatives who participated in the workshop with the aim to equip the custom officials
with vital inputs pertaining to distribution and supply chain of original goods, tips for detecting suspicious
consignments and various methodologies to aid the officials in differentiating between original product
from counterfeit. The representatives also appreciated the Indian Customs for their continued
cooperation in enforcing IP rights.
United IPR remains grateful to the Customs authorities who continue to work in the toughest conditions
and is proud to play a part in assisting the officers in discharging their mandate.

second session of its 1st Webinar Training on enforcement of IPR laws and product identification of participating right-holders with the Tughlakabad Customs, New Delhi, June 01st, 2020.

This is in continuation to our Report dated May 29, 2020 on the captioned
webinar, which can be viewed on https://www.linkedin.com/posts/unitedipr_webinar-report-activity-6672100867002503168-Ojny. On June 1st, 2020
United IPR, with the avowed objective of maintaining social distancing norms,
continued with its online training program for “Enforcement of IPR laws
and product identification of participating brands with Tughlakabad
Customs, New Delhi”.
The webinar started with a discourse on the relevant provisions pertaining to
the enforcement of IP rights by Indian Customs with a special focus on
Notification No. 47 of 2007 dated May 08, 2007 and Circular No. 41 of 2007
dated October 29, 2007 which dealt with Intellectual Property Rights
(Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007.
In addition to the relevant statutory provisions and the underlying concepts,
the webinar also included presentations on behalf of various right holders.
These presentations were aimed at sharing some of the key identification
features between genuine and counterfeit goods, discreet information
pertaining to the supply chain and the case studies of a variety of enforcement
actions undertaken by the right holders with the support of Customs
authorities across the world.
The closing remarks were made by thanking the officers of the Tughlakabad
Customs for their participation and their stalwart belief in United IPR’s efforts
to fight counterfeiting and piracy at the Indian territorial borders.

United IPR collaborated with the Indian Customs to organize the 1st Webinar Training on enforcement of IPR laws and product identification of participating right-holders with the Tughlakabad Customs, New Delhi, May 29th, 2020

The reach of Coronavirus has been felt across all facets of life, but this has not dented the spirits
of Indian enforcement agencies in carrying out their operations against counterfeit and pirated
goods. Utilizing its vast experience on capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and imparting
personal trainings, United IPR collaborated with the Indian Customs to organize the 1st
Webinar Training on enforcement of IPR laws and product identification of participating
brands with the Tughlakabad Customs, New Delhi, on May 29, 2020 which was attended
by approximately 30 Custom officials.
The opening remarks of the Webinar were delivered by Mr. Shravan Bansal, Senior Partner –
United IPR who hailed the work done by Indian Customs, shared some of the best practices
and addressed concerns on the practical difficulties encountered during the course of
investigating an IPR infringement case. While discussing the role of Indian Customs in IPR
enforcement, emphasis was laid on the expeditious destruction process, consistency in
valuation of goods and speedy adjudication of the cases.
The opening remarks were followed by presentations on behalf of various well-known brands.
The participating right-holders shared key inputs on the distribution and supply chain of the
products in addition to some of the identification features of their products. They also conveyed
their appreciation to the Indian Customs for the proactive approach, for the cooperation
extended to the right-holders, for the suo-motu interception of consignments containing fake
goods and for continuing with the excellent work even in the present times.
The closing remarks of the webinar were made by thanking the esteemed officers of the
Tughlakabad Customs for their participation. The second part of the webinar will continue on
Monday, 1st June, 2020 where more right-holders will be participating and the relevant
Circulars and Notifications under the Customs Act will be discussed.

webinar on Trademark and Design laws by Mr. Gaurav Gogia at DST, Rajasthan on April 18th, 2020

Mr. Gaurav Gogia, Advocate – Senior Associate at United IPR delivered a webinar on Trademark and Design laws for DST, Rajasthan on April 18, 2020. It was organized by PIC &TISC DST Rajasthan in collaboration with PFC, TIFAC and CIPAM, DPIIT Government of India and attended by more than 90 faculty members and students from various streams and disciplines.

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Mrs. Pooja Sood , Head – Patents Department at United IPR was the Guest Speaker for the Online Lecture conducted by GLA University, Mathura conducted, April 10th, 2020

Mrs. Pooja Sood , Head – Patents Department at United IPR was the Guest Speaker for the Online Lecture conducted by GLA University, Mathura conducted on 10th April, 2020 for its faculty members.

During the lecture she emphasized and accentuated on the Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights.

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1st Article Writing Competition to avail Internship Opportunity for Law Students

United IPR is organizing its 1st Article Writing Competition to avail Internship Opportunity for Law Students. This competition has been decided to be organized to test the legal knowledge, research aptitude, comparitive analysis and writing skills of the participant.

To apply and know the requisite details for this competition, kindly access the following link – https://lnkd.in/fBwdhfU

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Training for law and engineering students of Bennett University, NCR, India, October 1st, 2019

To address the issue on ‘Impact of counterfeiting on consumers, society, economy & right-holders and the initiatives taken by the right-holders to enhance the brand’s capacity in minimizing the penetration and sale of counterfeits throughout India, United IPR organized a training for law and engineering students of Bennett University, NCR, India on 1st October, 2019.

Our Managing Associate, Mr. Rishi Bansal, in addition to the above issues, emphasized the underlying objectives of IPR Protection, perils of counterfeiting, procedure for IP protection, enforcement and prosecution and landmark cases on IPR Enforcement and Litigation.

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Training organized by United IPR for the Officers of Sri Lankan Customs, March 12th, 2020

United IPR organized a training on Intellectual Property Rights enforcement laws in
Colombo, Sri Lanka on 12th March, 2020 for the Sri Lankan Customs Officers, the
first of its kind for officers in Sri Lanka.
The Training was presided over by Major General (Retd.) G. Vijitha Ravipriya,
Director General of Sri Lanka Customs and Mr. Sunil Jayarathne, Additional Director
General of Customs. The Training was attended by 56 Custom Officers of the ranks
of Superintendent of Customs, Assistant Superintendent of Customs and Appraisers
from various Directorates of Sri Lankan Customs such as Social Protection,
Preventive, CID, Exports etc.
The main objective behind the training is to get the Custom Officers to learn the best
practices followed by Custom authorities across the world for IPR Enforcement. The
course curriculum of training targeted on sensitization of various IPR laws for
Enforcement in Sri Lanka through interactive sessions of discussion on the practice
and procedure to be followed by Customs – from start to end and what’s in between.
In addition to encompassing the underlying statutory provisions and important
concepts, the focus centred around relevant notifications, case laws and other legal
principles dealing with enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and product
identification techniques with the use of samples (both genuine and counterfeit) of
various participating brands.
The attending officers participated enthusiastically and shared constructive
feedback on the training by highlighting the significance of such trainings, where
officers can improve their knowledge, exchange experiences, learn ‘who to contact’
& ‘how to identify’ and discern best practices. The Director General of Customs also
stressed on the importance of cooperation between the authorities and right
holders as a support tool in IPR border protections and called for more such
trainings to be held at regular intervals

Session Expert sensitizing on the importance of IPR laws and on the malefic impacts of counterfeiting and piracy by Mr. Gaurav Gogia, at Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, February 19th, 2020

In a seminar organized at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi on February 19, 2020, United IPR participated as a knowledge partner. Mr. Gaurav Gogia, Advocate – Senior Associate, United IPR delivered a talk as a Session Expert sensitizing on the importance of IPR laws and on the malefic impacts of counterfeiting and piracy. United IPR takes pride to be a part of such capacity-building efforts in a pro-bono manner with an attempt to evolve and nurture an IP friendly regime in the country.

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