CPU Directorate

Consumer Protection Unit

Capacity Building Activities of IPR Dedicated Office of Sri Lanka Customs

Counterfeiting has been a problem for hundreds of years. In international trade, counterfeiting and piracy are posing an ever- greater threat to the health and safety of consumers, as well as stifling innovation and inflicting huge revenue losses upon countries. As the national guardians at the boarders, Customs plays an indispensable role in combating counterfeiting and piracy. Many Capacity Building programmes are conducted to developed the skills of Customs Officers to fighting against Counterfiet and Piracy.

1. Training for Customs Officers at Customs Head Quarters on Intellectual Property Law related to Customs- By Mr.G.B.Gnanaraj Superintendent of Customs, Joint Enforcement Action against Counterfeiting and Piracy-By Mr.M.Ashraf Samsudeen, Deputy Superintendent of Customs and regarding Pharmaceutical Crime- By Mr.I.O.V.Weerasinghe, Deputy Superintendent of Customs

Hands on Workshop - REACT & IPR Business Partnership –Hilton Hotel

Hands on Workshop - American Chamber of Commerce –Ramada Hotel

Product Training Program - L Brands Inc 4th April 2016

Consumer Protection Unit organized Product Training with Sudath Perera Associates in Sri Lanka the exclusive trademark holder of LBrands Inc. U.S.A at Taj Samudra Hotel on 04.26.2016. LBrand is a company globally renowned in the fashion industry and is the registered owner of the trade marks "Victoria's Secret", "Victoria's Secret Pink", "Angles By Victoria's Secret", "Victoria's Secret", "Victoria's Secret Second Skin Satin", Bath & Body Works, Body by Victoria, Henri Bendel, Perfect Silhouette.

Product Identification Training - Apple Inc. USA 26th October 2016

IPR Workshop for Customs Officers on IPR Law Enforcement - Dr. D.M. Karunarathne (Former Director General of NIPO) and Joint Enforcement Action against Counterfeiting and Piracy – Mr.M. Ashraf Samsudeen, Deputy Superintendent of Customs.

Hands on workshop for Product Identification with “React”;

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