INTA seminar on anticounterfeiting
A training seminar for customs officials in Central America,organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA)´s Anticounterfeiting Committee,will be held on November 17, 2015, in Panama City.
The event aims at proposing stronger anticounterfeiting measures in the Central American region and providing a platform to better educate customs officials about brands.It is also designed to give trademark owners the opportunity to present their brand-specific identification training to the customs officials, so they gain insight into how to distinguish genuine and counterfeit goods at the borders.
Keynote speakers include officials from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the customs offices of seven Central American countries and Mexico.
INTA´s Anticounterfeiting Committee is a group of member volunteers that evaluates treaties, laws, regulations, procedures and other enforcement mechanisms with respect to anticounterfeiting and enforcement. Additionally, it advocates policies to improve protection against counterfeiting and infringement, and provides anticounterfeiting and enforcement education.