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A live demonstration of destroying counterfeit goods was also part of the meeting after which many of the attendees were honoured for supporting DED in its the fight against trademark infringements, at a special ceremony held at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.
The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector of Dubai Economy led the crushing of the counterfeit goods in a special ceremony attended by trademark owners, law firms, and the media.
Speaking at the harbour while inspecting the goods, the CS said traders involved in counterfeit goods are sophisticated.
Our Trading Standards team will continue to take robust enforcement action against businesses found to be selling counterfeit goods.
During the operation, Customs officers seized more than 3 000 pieces of suspected counterfeit goods including watches, handbags and leather goods, as well as a tablet for displaying photos of suspected counterfeit goods.
Selling counterfeit goods is a criminal offence under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Sales of counterfeit goods on the internet to the growing popularity among youngsters, he said.
Counterfeit goods can severely affect the market value of a brand.
Councillor Kevin Dodds, chair of Tyne and Wear Trading Standards Joint Committee, believes the sale of counterfeit goods "is not a victimless crime".
The chamber also highlighted the rising menace of smuggled and counterfeit goods in India in a letter to Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia earlier this month.
Members of the Office for Combating Intellectual Property Theft and Illegal Betting, specialising in identifying counterfeit goods in cooperation with the Police Headquarters Information Office and Customs Department raided his flat after securing a warrant following information that he was selling counterfeit goods.