Consumer Protection Unit

About CPU

The Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) was established in 2011 and functions under the Social Protection Directorate with a view of controlling and monitoring of the quality and standards of imported and export cargo against the existing regulations and standards of the country. It ensures all the Conditional Imports are conform to the required standard and any non compliance goods will be reshipped or destroyed. Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit is the dedicated IPR Office of Sri Lanka Customs for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) related issues on imports and exports. Any "Action for Application" on Intellectual Property Right infringement will be handled by this unit. This unit also contribute to protect the environment through the enforcement of obligation of international Conventions through collaboration with other related agencies. In addition to Law Enforcement it conducts awareness programmes for Customs staff together with other stake holders. The consumer protection unit always gives priority to health and safety of the people of the country.

Objectives of CPU

  • Coordinate and regularize Social Protection functions carried out by Sri Lanka Customs on Behalf of other agencies.
  • Protection of consumer rights and implementation of related laws.
  • Implementation of Intellectual Property Act at the boarders.
  • Control the illicit trade and facilitate legitimate international trade.

Functions of CPU

  • Monitoring of all the Conditional Imports.
  • Conducting awareness programs for Customs Officers on Intellectual Property Rights and Conditional Imports.
  • Arranging public awareness programs through mass media.
  • Registration of Right Holders.
  • Circulating alert notification on registered IPR and SLSI Infringements.
  • Represent Customs in local and international programs.
  • Investigating into IPR infringements.
  • Investigating into violations related to Conditional Imports and environment effect importation.
  • Intercepting Counterfeit and Pirated Goods.
  • Intercepting inferior and low standard goods.
  • Take action on application for action on IPR law infringements.
  • Take part in Regional and global operation on IPR infringements.
  • Coordinating with other stake holders and relevant authorities in law enforcement.
  • Give expert opinion on IPR law infringements
  • Hold Customs Inquiry for Conditional Import violations, IPR violations and other import violations.
  • Prepare reports on the performance of Consumer Protection Unit.

Organizational Structure of CPU

IPR Functions of CPU

  • Combat against Counterfeiting and Piracy and enforce Intellectual Property Act in Imports and Exports read with Customs Ordinance.
  • Record the Right Holders at Customs with their full details.
  • Accept "Application for Action" from the Right Holders on any infringement of IP Right.
  • Deploy staff from CPU at examination points wherever it requires.
  • Provide expert opinion on IPR related issues.
  • Monitor the destruction of the goods by Sri Lanka Customs and ensure the protection of environment.
  • Conducts awareness programmes on IPR Law enforcement and product identification.
  • Circulate "Alert" notifications on IPR - Products among Customs Divisions.
  • Maintain a library of course materials of trainings and samples of counterfeit and pirated goods.
  • Represent Sri Lanka Customs in national and international seminars, conferences and workshops related to subject matters of the unit.
  • Represent Customs in legal matters related to IP Act.
  • Arrange Public awareness Programme on IPR law enforcement activities.

IP Legislation in Sri Lanka

The Code of Intellectual Property Act No.52of 1979 was repealed and the Intellectual Property Act No.36 of 2003 was introduced in 2003. Section 207 of the IP Act introduced new section 125 A and 125 B to the Customs Ordinance of Sri Lanka to cater IPR infringements at the boarders. The most interesting fact is that the IP Act No 36 of 2003 is perfectly synchronized with TRIPS agreement of WTO.

Section 101 of the Customs Ordinance was added with a new section Sec. 101(ee) as follows,

101. (1) The Minister may make regulations in respect of any matter required by this Ordinance to be prescribed or in respect of which regulations are required to be made under this Ordinance and in particular for any of the following purposes: -
• (ee) for prohibiting of importation and exportation of counterfeit trade mark goods or pirated copyright goods or any other goods in contravention of the provisions of the Intellectual Property Act, No. 36 of 2003;
Accordingly, a special Government Gazette Notification Extraordinary No.1523/22 of 15.11.2007 was issued by the Finance Minister with 12 Articles and the specimen Application form of requesting to suspend clearance of suspected counterfeit goods. The Articles includes,
♦ Regulations
♦ Condition governing the lodging of an application
♦ Steps to be taken by Customs upon accepting an application
♦ Acts on Customs on its own initiatives (Ex. Officio Power)
♦ Disposal of Counterfeit Trade Mark or Pirated Copyright Goods
A special section was inserted after section 125 of the Customs Ordinance as 125 A and 125 B which empowers Customs to Enforce the Law and continue with legal procedures. More valuable fact is that the Counterfeit Goods are considered as Prohibited Goods as per the new amendment.

Section 125A of the Customs Ordinance

(1) The importation of counterfeit trade mark goods or pirated copyright goods or any other goods in contravention of the provisions of the Intellectual Property Act No. 36 of 2003 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) shall be prohibited and such goods shall be included among the goods the importation of which, are prohibited under section 43 of the Ordinance and included in Schedule B of the Ordinance as prohibited goods.
(2) The exportation of the goods referred to in subsection (1) of this section shall be prohibited and such goods shall be included among the goods the exportation of which, are prohibited as if they were referred to in section 44 of the Ordinance and included in Schedule B of the Ordinance as prohibited goods.

Sections 125 B of the Customs Ordinance

(1) A Right Holder, who has valid grounds to believe that the importation of counterfeit trade mark or pirated copyright goods or of any other goods in contravention of the right holder’s rights under the Act is taking place, may make an application in writing to the Director-General of Customs requiring him to suspend the release of such goods into free circulation.
(2) A Right Holder who makes an application under subsection (1) shall provide adequate evidence to satisfy the Director-General of Customs that there is a prima-facie case of infringement of the right holder’s rights under the Act and supply a sufficiently detailed description of the goods to make them readily recognizable by any officer of the Customs.
The Right Holder should take legal action within 10 working days of the suspension in the Court of Law. Otherwise the goods will be released.
Though the recordation regulations are available in the Customs Ordinance a modified version of recordation is in the final process at Attorney General Department. We are in the final stages of finalizing the regulations for recordation.
A special circular DOPL 627- B was issued on 27.05.2016 to establish an IPR Dedicated Office in the Consumer Protection Unit and now functioning with 05 frontline officers. This was a successful outcome of“Action IPR A/P 1” in 2016.

Intellectual Property Right Law Enforcement

Intellectual Property Right Law Enforcement is coming under the Consumer Protection Unit and IP office is acting on,
♦ Registering Right Holders at IP dedicated Office which is already registered with the National Intellectual Property Office.(NIPO)
♦ Take action as per the complaint of Right Holder to detain the goods.
♦ Take action on our own to intercept counterfeit goods.
♦ Circulates alert messages inside the department on Counterfeit Goods.
♦ Took part in the "WCO Joint Enforcement Action against Counterfeiting and Piracy in the Asia/Pacific".

 

→ Download Right Holder registration application

→ Application requesting the Director General of Customs to suspend clearance of goods which are suspected of being Counterfeit or Pirated in Imports

→ Application requesting the Director General of Customs to suspend clearance Of goods which are suspected of being Counterfeit or Pirated in Exports

S/NRegistration No.Right HolderAgent
1ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2023NIZAM TRADING
Messenger Street Colombo 12. 
N/A
2ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2023NIZAM TRADING
Messenger Street Colombo 12. 
N/A
3ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
4ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
5ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
6ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
7ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
8ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
9ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
10ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
11ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2022VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Four Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
12ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/010/2022BATH & BODY WORKS BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Seven Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
13ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/011/2022BATH & BODY WORKS BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC Seven Limited Parkway, Reynoldsburg,Ohio,43068 USASudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
14ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2021Sudath Perera Associates
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
 
15ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2021ANVERALLY & SONS (PVT) LTD No.17, Dr.Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05N/A
16ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2021ANVERALLY & SONS (PVT) LTD No.17, Dr.Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05N/A
17ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2021ANVERALLY & SONS (PVT) LTD No.17, Dr.Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05N/A
18ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2021ANVERALLY & SONS (PVT) LTD No.17, Dr.Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05N/A
19ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2021ANVERALLY & SONS (PVT) LTD No.17, Dr.Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05N/A
20ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2021ANVERALLY & SONS (PVT) LTD No.17, Dr.Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05N/A
21ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
22ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
23ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/010/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
24ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/011/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
25ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/012/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
26ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/013/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
27ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/014/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
28ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/015/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
29ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/016/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
30ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/017/2021CHANEL LIMITED Queensway, Croydon, Surrey, CR 9 4 DL, EnglandSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
31ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2020Dream BikesN/A
32ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2020Dream BikesN/A
33ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2020Dream BikesN/A
34ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2020RED BULL AGJK CHAMBERS
35ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2020RED BULL AGJK CHAMBERS
36ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2020RED BULL AGJK CHAMBERS
37ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2020RED BULL AGJK CHAMBERS
38ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2020RED BULL AGJK CHAMBERS
39ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2020New Era Cap Co. Inc.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
40ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
41ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
42ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
43ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
44ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
45ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
46ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
47ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
48ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
49ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/010/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
50ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/011/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
51ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/012/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
52ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/013/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
53ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/014/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
54ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/015/2019Ceylon Tenny Tea (Pvt) Ltd.
36/C/1/1, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
55ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/016/2019Kaushalya Tea Export Company
36/B, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
56ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/017/2019Kaushalya Tea Export Company
36/B, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
57ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/018/2019Kaushalya Tea Export Company
36/B, Wanawasala Road, Kelaniya
N/A
58ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/019/2019Cyber Motors
47, Jayantha Weerasekara Mawatha, Colombo 10
N/A
59ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/020/2019JRK International
UG 43,44, Peoples Park Complex, Gas Work Street, Colombo 11
N/A
60ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/021/2019ABRO Inductries, Inc.
3580, Blackthorn Court, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Tiruchelvam Associates
116/10, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07
61ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/022/2019ABRO Inductries, Inc.
3580, Blackthorn Court, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Tiruchelvam Associates
116/10, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07
62ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/023/2019ABRO Inductries, Inc.
3580, Blackthorn Court, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Tiruchelvam Associates
116/10, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07
63ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/024/2019ABRO Inductries, Inc.
3580, Blackthorn Court, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Tiruchelvam Associates
116/10, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07
64ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/025/2019ABRO Inductries, Inc.
3580, Blackthorn Court, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Tiruchelvam Associates
116/10, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07
65ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/026/2019ABRO Inductries, Inc.
3580, Blackthorn Court, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Tiruchelvam Associates
116/10, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07
66ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/027/2019Assa Abloy AB
SE-107 23 , Stockholm, Sweden
Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
67ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/028/2019Geneva Laboraories
Palm Grove House, Box 438, Road Town, Tortola, Briotish Virgin Islands
Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
68ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/029/2019Mascons (Pvt) Ltd.
175, Sri Sumanatissa Mawatha, Colombo 12
N/A
69ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/030/2019PUMA SE
1PUMA Way 1, 91074, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
70ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/031/2019PUMA SE
1PUMA Way 1, 91074, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
71ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/032/2019PUMA SE
1PUMA Way 1, 91074, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
72ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/033/2019MKI Sampath
Idea Group Limited
No. 06, Lucas Road, Colombo 14
N/A
73ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2018Hamed Amir Chegini Trading Co L.L.C.
Alras, Deira, Dubai, UAE
Kandy Trade Centre (Pvt) Ltd.
39, Old Moor Street, Colombo 12
74ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2018 Montres Omax SA
Anenue de Champel 24, Geneve, Switzerland
OL Trading
96-3/16, 3rd Floor, Consistory Building, Front Street, Colombo 11
75ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2018 Hager Electro GMBH & Co. KG
D-66131, Saarbrucken, GMBH, Germany
Genaral Sales Co (Pvt) Ltd.
07, Senanayake Building, Station Road, Colombo 03
76ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2017KAPMAN AB, Linbanegatan 12, 745 34 Enkoping, SwedenJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
77ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2017KAPMAN AB, Linbanegatan 12, 745 34 Enkoping, SwedenJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
78ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2017Unilever PLC, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4ZD, EnglandJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
79ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2017Unilever PLC, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4ZD, EnglandJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
80ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2017Unilever PLC, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4ZD, EnglandJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
81ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2017Unilever PLC, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4ZD, EnglandJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
82ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2017Unilever PLC, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4ZD, EnglandJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
83ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2017Unilever PLC, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4ZD, EnglandJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
84ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2017Benett Upali Sirimanna,146/11/1, Old Kesbawa Road, Delkanda, NugegodaN/A
85ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/010/2017Art Decorations International pvt Ltd, Yatiyana Road, Galthude, BandaragamaS.H.B.Karunaratne, Managing Director, Art Decorations International pvt Ltd, Yatiyana Road, Galthude, Bandaragama
86ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/011/2017Unilever PLC, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4ZD, EnglandJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
87ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/012/2017Barik Enterprises Pvt Ltd, 108/4, Etampolawatte Road, Hendala, WattalaJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
88ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/013/2017Barik Enterprises Pvt Ltd, 108/4, Etampolawatte Road, Hendala, WattalaJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
89ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/014/2017Barik Enterprises Pvt Ltd, 108/4, Etampolawatte Road, Hendala, WattalaJulius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
90ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/015/2017New Era Cap Company, Inc. 16 Delaware Avenue Buffola, NY 14202Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
91ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/016/2017New Era Cap Company, Inc. 16 Delaware Avenue Buffola, NY 14203Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
92ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/017/2017New Era Cap Company, Inc. 16 Delaware Avenue Buffola, NY 14204Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
93ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/018/2017New Era Cap Company, Inc. 16 Delaware Avenue Buffola, NY 14205Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
94ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/019/2017New Era Cap Company, Inc. 16 Delaware Avenue Buffola, NY 14206Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
95ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/020/2017Beiersdorf AG, Unnastraße 48, 20253 Hamburg, GermanySudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
96ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/021/2017Beiersdorf AG, Unnastraße 48, 20253 Hamburg, GermanySudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
97ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/022/2017Beiersdorf AG, Unnastraße 48, 20253 Hamburg, GermanySudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
98ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/023/2017Beiersdorf AG, Unnastraße 48, 20253 Hamburg, GermanySudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
99ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/024/2017INDASA-INDUSTRIA DE ABRASIVOS, S.A.  Zona Industrial de Aveiro Lote 46, 3800 Aveiro, PortugalSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
100ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/025/2017ENDURANCE TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD, K-228, Mid Indl Area Waluu,  Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India 431136Julius & Creasy, 41, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01
101ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2016TOMMY HILFIGER INC.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
102ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2016GROW SOIL SUBSTRATES PVT LTD 
103ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2016OMER LEBBE BADUVDEEN MOHAMMED 
104ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2016SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
105ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2016CASIO COMPUTERS CO. LTDSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
106ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2016W.M.WIMALAWEERAN/A
107ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2016H.D.R.C.DABRERAN/A
108ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2015KENLEN SEWING MACHINE CO. LTDN/A
109ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2015BRITISH CEYLON PRODUCE EXPORT CO PVT LTDN/A
110ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2015COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPNAY Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
111ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG//001/2014ATSL TELESOFT PVT LTDN/A
112ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2014EMCEE TRADING PVT LTDN/A
113ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2014BAJAJ AUTO LTDN/A
114ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2013THE TRADESMANN SL PVT LTDN/A
115ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2013SILVER CIRCLE PVT LTDN/A
116ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2013SINGER SRI LANKA PLCSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
117ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2013CITY HARDWAREN/A
118ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2013KAUSHALAY TEA EXPORT COMPANYN/A
119ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2013MOHAMED SHAIFDEEN MOHAMED SHAZILN/A
120ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2013WD-40MANUFACTURING COMPANYN/A
121ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2013WD-40MANUFACTURING COMPANYN/A
122ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2013SOAR ENGINEERING TOOLS PVT LTDN/A
123ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2012BATHCO INCSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
124ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2012A & F TRADEMARK INCSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
125ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2012J.M.H.TRADEMARK INCSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
126ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2012RED BULL AGSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
127ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2012THE POLO/ LAUREN COMPANYSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
128ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2012ASCENT HOLDING PVT LTD 
129ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2012LONDALE SPORTS LTDSudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
130ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2012JOHN KEELS OFFICE AUTOMATION PVT LTDJOHN KEELS OFFICE AUTOMATION PVT LTD
131ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2012NIZAM TRADING
No. 229/1, messenger Street, Colombo 12
N/A
132ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/010/2012THE WALT DISNEY CO.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
133ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/011/2012THE WALT DISNEY CO.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
134ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/012/2012THE WALT DISNEY CO.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
135ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/013/2012THE WALT DISNEY CO.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
136ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/014/2012THE WALT DISNEY CO.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
137ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/015/2012THE WALT DISNEY CO.Sudath Perera Associates,
5, 9th Lane, Nawala Road, Nawala
138ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2011T.P.KARIYAKARAWANAN/A
139ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2011TYRE POWER PVT LTDN/A
140ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2011WD-40 MANUFACTURING COMPNAYN/A
141ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/001/2011LG CORP.N/A
142ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/002/2011P.A.D.S.F.D.APPUHAMYN/A
143ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2011CARMEL CONSOLIDATED PVT LTDN/A
144ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/004/2011MASCONS PVT LTDN/A
145ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/005/2011MASCONS PVT LTDN/A
146ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/006/2011MASCONS PVT LTDN/A
147ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/007/2011MASCONS PVT LTDN/A
148ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/008/2011CARMEL CONSOLIDATED PVT LTDN/A
149ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/009/2011HARSHA ABEYWARDANAN/A
150ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/010/2011HARSHA ABEYWARDANAN/A
151ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/011/2011HARSHA ABEYWARDANAN/A
152ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/012/2011HARSHA ABEYWARDANAN/A
153ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/013/2011RENUKA ENTERPRISES LTDN/A
154ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/014/2011RENUKA ENTERPRISES LTDN/A
155ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/015/2011RENUKA GROUP LTDN/A
156ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/016/2011COCO LANKA PLCN/A
157ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/017/2011RENUKA AGRO EXPORTS LTDN/A
158ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/018/2011RENUKA AGRO EXPORTS LTDN/A
159ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/019/2011RENUKA AGRO EXPORTS LTDN/A
160ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/020/2011RENUKA AGRO EXPORTS LTDN/A
161ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/021/2011RENUKA TEAS CEYLON LTDN/A
162ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/022/2011RENUKA TEAS CEYLON LTDN/A
163ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/023/2011RENUKA TEAS CEYLON LTDN/A
164ENSP/CPU/IPR/REG/003/2023M&A  Distributors (PVT) LtdN/A

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.

Consumer Protection Unit organized an awareness programme on 19th July, 2023 at Customs Headquarters on water conservation through the Regulatory Measures on the Water Equipment and Fittings with the collaboration of National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and Sri Lanka Standard Institution (SLSI). The Main goal of this workshop was educating Customs officials to identify the sub-standard, non-standard and counterfeit products of water equipment and fittings to minimize the water wastage through quality standard products. The lectures were conducted by Eng. P.H. Sarath Gamini, Chief Engineer and Eng. Aloka Manawaduge, from NWSDB, Ms. M.M.S.K. Karunarathne, Director (CAA) and Mr. L W Gunawardhana, Senior Deputy Director (SLSI). This workshop was successfully conducted with the active participation of Customs Officials from various Directorates.

Officers attached to the Consumer Protection Unit of the Social Protection Directorate have participated in a workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Investigative Methods (IPRIM) held in Katmandu,Nepal from 15 to 19, May 2023. The workshop was organized by USPTO’s South Asian office in New Delhi

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.

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”

Public awareness media conference on fighting against counterfeit goods

Address:
Consumer Protection Unit,
Sri Lanka Customs,
No 40,
Main Street,
Colombo 11,
Sri Lanka.

Telephone:   +94 11 2445147
Fax:   +94 11 2446364

Email: cpu@customs.gov.lk

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What are the goods coming under SLSI regulation?

As per the SLSI regulation under extra ordinary gazette notification on IPR No 1523/22 of 15/11/2007, 200 goods are coming under SLSI import inspection scheme. (Annexure 2 Laws and Regulations\DOPL627IPR Gazatte.pdf)

Q2. What can we do with SLSI rejected goods?

The goods have to be re-shipped to the exporter. If the destruction of the goods is environment friendly, the destruction can be allowed under Customs supervision subject to the fulfillment of environmental requirements.

Q3. How can a right holder register his trademark or patent right with Customs?

The right holder must register his right at National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) and submit the same along with Customs application form to Consumer Protection Unit for registration.

Q4. Can anyone other than the agent of the brand be allowed to import branded goods?

No, legislation in Sri Lanka restricts the parallel imports of reputed brand. But, the good should be an authentic one and imported through legal channel.

Q5. If any consignment contained any counterfeit good without the knowledge of importer, can it be cleared from Customs after paying applicable duties and other levies?

Counterfeit goods are considered as prohibited goods and it cannot be imported or exported. Whether it is imported knowingly or not, the goods shall be forfeited.

Q6. If any counterfeit goods of a right holder are suspected in a container, how can legal actions can be taken?

The right holder requires to satisfying the Director General of Customs that his rights are violated and on an appropriate assurance the suspected consignment can be detained. Within 10 working days the right holder has to notify the DGC of his legal action. If Importers rights are not violated, the goods will be released to the importer within 10 working days after examination of the goods,

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