October 18, 2022
ICCE members, national law enforcement and customs authorities are cooperating to drive illegal trade schemes and fraudulent sellers out of the market.
ICCE reports that joint training sessions have enabled both brand owners and law enforcement agencies to learn how to tackle counterfeiting more effectively, while safeguarding honest businesses and unsuspecting consumers.
Identifying trademark infringing products and stopping the manufacturing of counterfeit imaging supplies is key to law enforcement’s efforts to curb sales of fake goods, said the ICCE.
The organisations said: “ICCE and its members are proud to support customs and law enforcement representatives with dedicated resources, targeting information and product identification tools to simplify their work. Regular training sessions provide important details about ICCE members’ IP rights and the latest developments in trade practices that counterfeiters employ to cheat honest traders and consumers. This guidance helps ICCE and law enforcement authorities stay one step ahead of counterfeiters.”
“The ICCE members are very grateful to officials for our close and successful cooperation and for their committed work against counterfeiting. And we want to thank all representatives of law enforcement agencies who attended one of the dozens of new training sessions that took place in recent months across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa,” said Canon’s Intellectual Property Director.
In March and April 2022, more than 80 members of Italian customs from five distinct regions joined ICCE representatives for a series of dedicated anti-counterfeiting workshops. During these events, ICCE representatives shared intelligence on imaging consumables counterfeiting, as well as details on paths-to-market and product identifiers, to aid the customs officers in their enforcement activities.
Many of the law enforcement officials highlighted the benefits from these types of training sessions, helping them to identify and stop the trade in fake printing consumables, ICCE reported.
In addition to the workshops held in Italy, another twenty law enforcement training events took place, online and in-person, across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in the first half of 2022. Local authorities that joined, received the latest information for identifying potential fake imaging consumables, as well as details on genuine shipping routes and practices used by ICCE member companies.
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