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Intellectual Property (IP) Brand Protection and Enforcement Training will be the topic of a two-day workshop being planned by the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) this week.

Scheduled to be held from Thursday, January 18 to Friday, January 19, at Baobab Tower, it will cater to 35 participants including officers in the Royal Barbados Police Force, Customs Department, the Fair Trading Commission and the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office.

A key aim of the workshop is to heighten awareness of the importance of anti-counterfeiting measures; to provide practical training in the identification of counterfeit products; to strengthen Government’s enforcement regimes with respect to piracy and intellectual property branding and to explore synergies for cooperation and collaboration between various interest groups.

Minister of Industry, International Business Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss and the Registrar, Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office, Heather Clarke will address the opening session on Thursday, January 18, at 8:30 a.m.

Brand training presentations will also be given by Puma, Crocs, LaCoste and Tiffany, Nike, Proctor and Gamble, among others.

joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb

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