Ahmedabad, Oct 26 (UNI) In a bid to thwart the counterfeiters and pirates, who are endangering the nation's economic development, health and safety, the International Trademark Association (INTA) has organised a day-long roundtable programme on theme of 'Using Trade Mark Law in Dealing and Defeating Counterfeits in India' in the city today.
Simran Daryadani, a reprsentative of INTA, said that the programme was to focus on the methods and reaches of counterfeiters, which is claiming large numberor crimes and victims every day.
Ms Simran said, the scourge of counterfeiting and piracy has assumed epidemic proportions. Trademark counterfeiting is increasing significantly despite the best efforts of rights holders and government authorities, Ms Simran said.
She said, there is an urgent need for initiatives placing greater emphasis on cooperation and improvement in the legal framework to combat trademark counterfeiters who operate in more than one jurisdiction.
The INTA is dedicated to protecting brand owners' rights and educating the public against the global threat of illegitimate goods and their harmful impact on consumers and the economy.
Through such programmes, we want to highlight the costs, risks and threats posed by counterfeiting and piracy, she said.