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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

Lecture on the concepts, registration & enforcement of Trademarks by Mr. Sudarshan Kumar, January 30th, 2020.

Mr. Sudarshan Kumar Bansal, Advocate and Senior Partner at United IPR, delivered a lecture on the concepts, registration & enforcement of Trademarks, as well as Copyrights under the laws in India during the training on Intellectual Property Rights enforcement laws on 30th January, 2020. The training was organized by United IPR for the Officers from Patparganj Customs and other ICDs under the jurisdiction of Patparganj Commissionerate.

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Session on “Introduction to Copyright Law” at In a workshop organized by CIPAM by Mr. Dhirendra Singh, November 19th 2019

In a workshop organized by #CIPAM in collaboration with #NACIN, Vishakhapatnam, on 19th November, Mr. Dhirendra Singh, Advocate & Associate at United IPR delivered a session on “Introduction to Copyright Law” where he discussed the Copyright Law regime in India. The session enlightened the Officers of Vijaywada Customs on the objective of the statute, its scope, and its impact on day to day life. He also had an interactive session with the Officers on the issues related to infringement and enforcement faced by the Indian Customs.

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Lectures on the concepts, registration & enforcement of Trademarks by Mr. Sudarshan Kumar Bansal, November 14th 2019

Mr. Sudarshan Kumar Bansal, Advocate and Senior Partner at United IPR, delivered lectures on the concepts, registration & enforcement of Trademarks, as well as Copyrights under the laws in India during the training on Intellectual Property Rights enforcement laws on 14th November, 2019 for the Chandigarh Police.The focus of his lecture was on the procedure and practice followed by Indian police in seizure of counterfeit goods. This training was first of its kind for officers in the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

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United IPR organized a training with Mumbai Customs at the New Customs House, Mumbai, Ballard Estate, September 23rd, 2019

United IPR organized training with Mumbai Customs on September 23, 2019, at the New Customs House, Mumbai, Ballard Estate. The session was organized to equip the officers with enhanced key tools that are pivotal to curbing the influx of counterfeits into the Indian territory, by sharing specific inputs and intelligence on the identification of products and of suspicious consignments.
The training was presided over by the Learned Commissioner of Customs and attended by approximately 40 Custom Officials which included Appraisers, Superintendents, Examiners, and Inspectors across various field formations within the Mumbai Customs.
We thank Mumbai Customs for their vigilance and continuous support.

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Conducted a five-day training course on enforcement of IPR laws from July 29th to August 2nd, 2019

Central Detective Training Institute at Ghaziabad, with a mandate to provide training to
in-service police personnel from the ranks of Sub-Inspector to Deputy Superintendent of
Police to hone their investigative skills by imparting the latest knowledge of scientific
techniques and best practices in the investigation, conducted a five-day training course on
enforcement of IPR laws from July 29 to August 2, 2019. Two out of the five days were
dedicatedly allotted to United IPR with the objective of training the officers on Patent,
Copyright and Trademark laws, along-with the investigative skills required to identify
and distinguish between genuine and counterfeit products.
The training was attended by 22 Police Officers from various districts in the state of Uttar
Pradesh and Delhi. The emphasis was at sharing specific inputs and intelligence on
the identification of products and of suspicious goods. The participating right-holders included Hugo Boss, Huda Beauty, Monster Energy,
Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and La Senza), L’Oreal, Procter &
Gamble, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, and Crocs.
Among the several courses run by the institution, the course on IPR laws has gained a great
deal of attention, as in many cases of IPR enforcement the officers were not familiar with
the penal provisions and technical distinctions enabling them to successfully prosecute,
convict and penalize the accused. The syllabus of the course was designed to provide
maximum exposure to the participating officers and was upgraded to make it more
relevant and topical. We are confident that with these regular efforts on capacity building of Indian
enforcement agencies, the attitude and environment will be more conducive to IPR
enforcement.

Lecture about what can and cannot be patented in India at Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI), Ghaziabad, by Ms. Krati Jain, July 30th, 2019

Ms. Krati Jain, Advocate and Associate at UnitedIPR was invited to deliver a lecture at Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI), Ghaziabad on 30th July, 2019 to sensitize the police officials about what can and cannot be patented in India. She also shared her insights on how modern patents operate in a global prospective. The workshop was attended by police officials from various districts across the country.

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Session on “Investigation of infringement of Intellectual Property Rights” at Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI), Ghaziabad, by Mr. Vivek Srivastava, July 30th, 2019

Mr. Vivek Srivastava, Patent Associate at UnitedIPR delivered a session on “Investigation of infringement of Intellectual Property Rights” at Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI), Ghaziabad. He shared his insights about the Patent process in India.

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