Monday, June 15, 2009

INDEVCO Group To Host Brand Protection Group

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Brand Protection Group Lebanon will hold its General Assembly meeting at INDEVCO Group in June.

INDEVCO Group will host the General Assembly meeting of Brand Protection Group Lebanon at INDEVCO headquarters in Ajaltoun, Lebanon on Thursday, 18 June 2009.

Brand Protection Group, an association of leading local, regional, and international manufacturers and distributors, joined efforts in March 2003 to fight counterfeit products in Lebanon and the Levant region.

In June and July, BPG will be conducting two workshops:

Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Enforcement & Border Enforcement Workshops
16 -19 June 2009
Institute of Finance

Facilitators include experts from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Customs & Border Protection , Lebanese Customs experts, and BPG members from the private sector.

Intellectual Property Right Enforcement Training
Date: July 2009

With the support of the Institute of Finance, BPG member companies will share counterfeiting issues related to their brands in Lebanon and how to identify counterfeits from originals to around 350 on-the-ground government inspectors and lab technicians.

Participating governmental inspection bodies concerned with IPR include Lebanese Customs, Lebanese Ministry of Trade & Economy, Lebanese Internal Security Forces, the standard organization LIBNOR and technical labs IRI and Fanar.

With offices in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Egypt and Yemen, BPG has launched media campaigns and cooperated closely with local governments to stop the spread of the counterfeit industry and to protect consumer rights in society.
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