Customs ropes in students to fight counterfeiting

Dubai: Customs authorities are encouraging youngsters to come up with creative ideas that can further help spread awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the negative impact of counterfeit items on people’s health and the economy.

In its fight against counterfeiting and piracy and spreading an understanding about the adverse effects that counterfeit goods can have on consumers, Dubai Customs IPR Department launched the ninth edition of the Annual Award for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for universities and schools on Wednesday. The award allows youth to submit their entries of worthwhile projects and initiatives that tackle IPR and the harmful sides to counterfeit products.