Dubai: Fake Brands Goods Worth AED1 Million Seized

  • Publish date: Thursday، 22 April 2021
Dubai: Fake Brands Goods Worth AED1 Million Seized
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Customs officials in Dubai seized and recycled products worth an estimated AED1 million ($272,000) which includes more than 134,000 items from 42 fake brands such as designer bags, watches, gloves, glasses and car parts.

“Recycling counterfeit goods is a great option for brand owners. It protects their rights and prevents any illegitimate competition,” said Yousef Ozair Mubarak, director of the Intellectual Property Rights Department.

Dubai: Fake Brands Goods Worth AED1 Million Seized

“Recycling allows us to convert unusable counterfeit goods into valuable commodities while protecting the environment. It reduces landfill waste and carbon dioxide emissions associated with incineration,” he said.

Dubai: Fake Brands Goods Worth AED1 Million Seized

“Our priority is to prevent the entry of these goods into the country, and for this we work closely with the diplomatic missions and brand owners to protect intellectual property rights and investors’ interests.”

The counterfeit goods were recycled in the presence of representatives from the US, Germany, Japan and the UK. The products were copies of popular brands from these countries.

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property agreement was signed by the UAE also among several international treaties for the protection of copyright work.

Image Source: Dubai Customs