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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.

Rishi Bansal

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