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.