Updates from our Dubai Office
Cate Wells, our Managing Director in Dubai, shares some recent anti-counterfeiting investigations, successes and brand protection news from our Dubai Office.
Raids in the UAE
Since May 2018, TenIntelligence has seized more than 300,000 counterfeit products from the UAE market. One of these seizures was conducted with the outstanding support of Sharjah CID and was the largest haul that the client has had in the region. The products seized included; counterfeit laptop power adapters, laptop batteries, LCD screens, smart phone batteries and chargers. The health risks that these products pose, in the event that they explode when in use and cause serious harm to the individual, was stressed to law enforcement authorities.
Dubai office is expanding
We would like to welcome our latest member to the TenIntelligence team – Ahmed Elodimi. Ahmed has over five years of experience in anti-counterfeiting investigations in the UAE and comes with a great wealth of knowledge of the market. He is certainly keeping us busy on enforcement action!
Brand owner attends raid
TenIntelligence hosted a client for two full days, arranging meetings with law enforcement officials and provided an insight into how local raid actions take place. We conducted two raids: one in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Dubai Police) and the other on mainland Dubai (Dubai Economic Department). The combined seizures from these two raids equated to 10,500 pieces.
Interpol Conference 25-26 September 2018
TenIntelligence attended the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference led by Interpol and one of our partners, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), in Dubai this month. We provided support for UL, presenting to all UAE law enforcement officials training on how to identify UL counterfeit products in the market.