Dubai – 26 May 2018: Dubai Customs' IPR Department received a Japanese business delegation at its main building in Mina Rashid. Yousef Ozair, Director of Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPR), Narmin Ahmad Ali Issa, Director of Legal Affairs Department, Mohammed bin Nasser, Manager of Follow-up and Process Section, and Noora Ahmed Manager - Trade Marks & Agencies recording section received the visitors.
The delegation included Masachi Nimoto, Head of International Cooperation Section, and Yushihidi Sogimoto, Economic Advisor at the Consulate General of Japan.
Ozair briefed the Japanese delegates on Dubai Customs' rich experience in protecting intellectual property rights.
“We continually develop the skills of our employees to best protect intellectual property rights. We organize workshops and invite brand owners who explain the way their brands are violated and how best to tackle this.
“Dubai Customs also coordinates with other customs administrations in the GCC under the unified customs law. We are very interested in cooperating with the Japanese brand owners to better tackle counterfeiting. This comes within Dubai Customs efforts to facilitate trade and invite more investments” he said.
Ozair thanked the Japanese delegation for the invitation to attend the panel session which will be organized in February 2019 to discuss different means and ways of combating counterfeiting.
The Japanese delegation applauded the efforts of the IPR Department in protecting intellectual property and preventing counterfeiting.