11 May 2021
The World Trade Review (WTR) has launched its Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: A Global Guide 2021.
Once again Phil Lewis, ACG's Director General has provided the introduction for the guide and this year he has written about fighting the menace of criminal counterfeiting.
Within the article Phil looks at the rise in counterfeiting despite the Covid lockdown restrictions, the impact of supply chains and how different countries are forging ahead with legislation focusing on consumer protection. "So far, the government has refused to accept the argument that counterfeiting is a clear health and safety threat" comments Lewis.
As the government still needs to finalise a range of Brexit laws before 31 October 2021, Phil highlights some critical areas of concern, such as data flows and exchanges which are vital for enforcement and business. He also covers the transportation of goods by container ships and the Chinese Belt and Road initiative, as well as the rise in small parcels at airport hubs.
You can find Phil's article on the ACG Publications webpage or by clicking Here.
Note: This article first appeared in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: A Global Guide 2021, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Law Business Research - IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to www.WorldTrademarkReview.com
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