Capacity Building Programme for Police Officers on Prevention of Counterfeiting, Smuggling and Piracy (Chennai)
Tamil Nadu Police Academy, Chennai- June 21, 2019
Over a period of time, trade in counterfeiting and smuggling has developed into a substantial threat to the economy globally. This challenge of the time needs to be addressed at a priority with effective enforcement of laws as a key to curb the menace. With a view to highlight the importance of this global threat, FICCI’s Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE) organised a Capacity Building Programme on June 21, 2019 at the Tamil Nadu Police Academy, Chennai. Mr. Amaresh Pujari, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu & Director, Tamil Nadu Police Academy in his address said that, ‘’Awareness is the first step towards enforcement as the problem of trade in illicit products emanates from the lack of awareness. We appreciate this initiative of FICCI CASCADE in sensitizing the enforcement officers and we hope that this will cascade down to field officers to facilitate the enforcement of laws to counter sucheconomic offences”.
Distinguished experts such as Mr. Karthikeyan. N, Advocate, Madras High Court, Mr. Timothy K. Browning, Attorney-Advisor, US Patents and Trademarks Office, Washington, Mr. Rajesh Ramanathan, Partner, Factum Law, Mr. Madhuresh Singh, Head-Legal, Puma, Ms. Shakthi Priya, Legal Consultant, Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Mr. Santhanarajan Ganapathy, Director, Consumers Association of India and Ms. S Arumugasamy, ADSP (Training), Tamil Nadu Police Academy also shared their thoughts on illicit trade. The workshop was extremely helpful in sensitizing the police officers about the relevant laws and procedures to be followed while dealing with the cases related to smuggling and counterfeiting. Over 80 officers of Tamil Nadu joined FICCI CASCADE in its fight against counterfeiting and smuggling.