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MENAFN Press - 16/03/2014
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(MENAFN Press) The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, has confiscated 1.2 million pieces of cosmetic products after raiding a warehouse in Ras Al Khor. The confiscated goods included duplicates of reputed brands like Revlon and Max Factor and the total value of the products seized is estimated at AED 9.5 million



The raid was part of the efforts of the CCCP to protect trademarks against infringements and enhance Dubai's position as a business hub by eliminating practices that jeopardise local trade as well as consumer rights



Abdullah Al Shehi, Director of Intellectual Property Protection Department at CCCP, said that the confiscation was the largest of its kind to date. "The raid was conducted as part of our ongoing efforts to protect trademarks and consumers. It was also the result of excellent teamwork, which included field visits and inspection campaigns," he added



Al Shehi said that CCCP conducts organised and random inspections and monitors consumer complaints as part of maintaining a close watch on the market. Regular communication with brand owners and their representatives help the CCCP team detect counterfeits



The confiscated goods included 756,000 mascara, which accounted for 66 per cent of the seizure, and 240,000 pieces of face powder in addition to 120,000 pieces of other cosmetics such as lipsticks. The warehouse has been fined and the confiscated products will be destroyed to avoid any health hazard to the public



"DED seeks to protect brands and trademarks against violations in accordance with the policy of the Dubai Government to enhance economic activity and uphold intellectual property. We are determined to curb any activity that cause harm to public health as well as the health of the market," remarked Adel Ahmed, Head of Section at the Intellectual Property Department



About Department of Economic Development (DED):
The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. DED supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy that aims to improve the business environment and accelerate productivity growth. DED and its agencies develop economic plans and policies, identify and support the growth of strategic sectors, and provide services to domestic and international investors and businesses.

 


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