In a bid to fortify its efforts at identifying counterfeit materials that threaten local economies and protecting the intellectual property rights of participating brands, the Brand Owners Protection Group (BPG) announced the details of its law enforcement training programmes for 2009 in the UAE.
Beginning this month, BPG, in partnership with various government bodies, will hold a series of training workshops. It is organising, in cooperation with the Sharjah Customs, the first seminar on February 26 in Sarjah.
Omar Shteiwi, Chairman of the Board at BPG and Regional Intellectual Property Advisor for Nestle Middle East, said: "The series of workshops will instill in local law enforcement officials more awareness on all forms of violation against intellectual property rights."
On March 4, the group, in cooperation with Diba Al-Hesn Municipality, will convene law enforcement authorities in the Northern zone of the country, catering to areas such as Al-Fujairah, Diba and Kalbaa.
BPG will also collaborate with Dubai Customs to train its officials and officials from other countries in the GCC through a series of seminars starting from April 26. BPG and the UAE Ministry of Economy will jointly hold a workshop on May 12 for the benefit of law enforcement units in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western zone of the UAE.