The market management force introduces genuine and counterfeit products (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Measures to combat fake goods and intellectual rights violations was the focus of a workshop in Hanoi on May 25.

Co-organised by the Cong Thuong (Industry and Trade) newspaper and the Market Management Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the event aims to promote coordination between legal enforcement organs and enterprises in this fight.

Le The Bao, Chairman of the Vietnam Association for Anti-Counterfeiting and Trademark Protection highlighted the important role played by his agency and enterprises in raising awareness of protecting trade names.

Exhibitions should be organised, helping consumers know the symbols for distinguishing between genuine and counterfeit products , while market management forces should be provided with knowledge and experience in discovering counterfeit goods on the market, he suggested.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Anh Ngoc from the Investip Industrial Property JSC said that businesses should be supported in investigating and handling violations of intellectual property rights.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai mentioned the complicated situation of counterfeit products and violations of intellectual property rights, saying that m any enterprises, when they discover that their designs and trademarks have been copied, do not denounce these actions to authorised agencies.

This causes negative impacts for consumers and licensed companies’ production and business, and the investment climate as well, he added.

According to Nguyen Trong Tin, deputy director of the Market Management Department, market management forces settle about 10,000 cases of fake and low-quality goods, and trade fraud every year.

Legal enforcement organs and enterprises should further enhance links, towards improving efficiency of the fight against counterfeit products and violations of intellectual property rights, Tin noted.-VNA