On June 8, 2022, the world community celebrates the 24th World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, launched in 1998 by the World Anti-Counterfeiting Group.
Since 2012, Ukraine has been conducting an indefinite Ukrainian awareness-raising campaign named “Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Days in Ukraine” at the initiative of the Ukrainian Alliance against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) and with the support of government agencies, including the State Customs Service.
Nowadays, under martial law in Ukraine, fighting against counterfeiting for our country not only haven’t lost its relevance, but, also gained even greater economic and social significance, thus, counterfeiting itself is recognized as a crime that generates rapid uncontrolled cash flows that can be directed to the needs of the enemy to finance war crimes against our state.
The joint study “Dangerous Fakes. Trade in Counterfeit Goods that Pose Health, Safety and Environment Risks” conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) indicates that all counterfeit goods poses a threat and can be dangerous to consumers.
On June 15, 2022 on the occasion of the World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, the Department of Specialized Training and Canine Services of the State Customs Service with the participation of European colleagues, heads of specialized units of the State Customs Service and the Ukrainian Alliance against Counterfeiting and Piracy will held the short-term seminar for customs officials of Ukraine to discuss changes to the national system of support of intellectual property rights protection in martial law.