Dubai Police seize £1.7 billion worth of counterfeit products in 5 years. A success story that our Dubai team has had a big influence
The Department of Anti-Economic Crime at Dubai Police arrested 2,430 accused and recorded 2,145 economic crime cases over the past five years. The Department has also made confiscations with an estimated value exceeding Dhs8.9 billion.
Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jalaf, Director of the of Criminal Investigations Department (“CID”) stated; “Dubai Police are keen to arrest those involved in economic crimes through a precise action plan in coordination with trademark partners” adding that; “regular meetings are held between brands’ representatives and officers of the Department of Anti-Economic Crime to explore methods and tools to uncover counterfeit goods.”
Our team in Dubai continually provides online training to the Dubai Police, and more recently the Ajman Department Economic Development back in November, on how to differentiate between counterfeit and genuine products.
Despite what the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions present, TenIntelligence continues to carry out enforcements along side the UAE Law Enforcement Authorities (CID, DED and Customs) for counterfeit products.
In 2020, our team were able to apply and attend the destruction of approximately 135,313 products. Furthermore, in collaboration with the Dubai CID and Dubai Customs the team have been able to seize a total of 9,036 counterfeit products (electronics and clothing) since October 2020.
Our brand protection services help clients identify whether their products are being counterfeited.
Firstly, trade mark infringements are serious Intellectual Property crimes. Secondly, they threaten the health and safety of consumers and violate the rights of trademark, patent, and copyright owners. Food products, electronic goods, toys, software, luxury items, car and aircraft parts are being manufactured and maintained with substandard or counterfeit parts. This continues to be a huge risk to consumers and the brand owners’ reputation.
Our team helps brand owners gather the evidence required to produce prosecution packages for civil and criminal proceedings.
Our services cover on the ground enforcements in the UAE and investigations across the Middle East, including; Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
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