Dubai combats piracy while achieving a sustainable development

The IPR Department at Dubai Customs claimed through a press release to have recycled 23,000 counterfeit items worth Dh1.4 million to combat piracy and support sustainable development. The claimed items composed of women’s accessories, bags, watches, and clothes that bear names of famous international brands.

Brand owners can get rid of counterfeit items and safeguard the environment through recycling such things.

According to Dubai Customs, the practice is in accordance to UAE Green Agenda as it represents Customs’ and their partners’ consistent efforts in creating a greener and safer society.

Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department at Dubai Customs, stated that “Our dedicated efforts to develop cooperation with the Brand Owners Protection Group (BPG) to combat counterfeiting has had great results so far.”

Mubarak claims that recycling these products help brand owners to keep fair access to both domestic and international markets without having to compete unfairly with illegitimate businesses. While brand owners are actively registering their trademarks with Dubai Customs to protect their products, counterfeit items are being recycled at an increasing rate.

In today’s society, intellectual property plays a vital role in the business sector as it protects ideas and innovations which gives your business its competitive edge. Counterfeiting and piracy, on the other hand, can be a serious threat to your company just as it can be to global economic growth and innovation. As a result, it’s critical to be aware of the tools, resources, and best practices that can help counter these illicit trade risks.