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Mr. Shravan Kumar Bansal, address the gathering comprising of Custom officers as well as the JETRO members on the procedure and practice of IPR enforcement by Indian Customs, October 18th, 2019

The JETRO – Japan External Trade Organization organized training on IPR laws for Custom Officers of Inland Container Depot, Tughlakabad (which is the largest dry port of India) and invited Mr. Shravan Kumar Bansal, Advocate & Senior Partner At United IPR, to address the gathering comprising of Custom officers as well as the JETRO members on the procedure and practice of IPR enforcement by Indian Customs. Mr. Bansal, based on his vast experience, shared some of the global best practices that can be adopted by the industry as well as the enforcement agencies. He emphasized particularly the need for a robust public-private partnership to create an IPR conductive regime.

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Lecture on practical aspects of the enforcement action by the Customs against counterfeits, by Ms. Krati Jain, September 23rd, 2019

Ms. Krati Jain, Advocate & Associate at United IPR, delivered a lecture on practical aspects of the enforcement action by the Customs against counterfeits during the training on IPR laws with Customs officials on September 23, 2019 at the New Customs House, Mumbai, Ballard Estate. The lecture also focused on the challenges faced by the Customs Authorities and viable solutions. In addition to this, she also delivered brand identification presentations for various well-known brands.

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IPR Training with Jaipur Customs on December 28, 2018

In a first of its kind IPR training for the Custom Officers at the port of Jaipur Air Cargo and Jaipur Inland Container Depot, United IPR organized a training at the NACIN (National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics), Jaipur Zonal Campus on 28th December 2018. The training focused on the procedure and practice followed and also the problems encountered by the Right-holders as well as the Customs in the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights at the territorial borders. Additionally, the emphasis was to create sensitization on enforcement of IPR laws by Customs through illustrations of best practices followed at other ports in India.

Companies can now “Apply” to register their Brand as “Well-known Trademark”

The new Trademark Rules have come into force on 6th March 2017¬ owing to the exponentially increasing number of trademark applications in the country. One of the most notable, as well as exceptionally priced amendments, is enumerated under Rule 124 of these new rules that have completely transmuted the procedure for the registration of a Well-Known Trademark.