How to deal with the Gulf's IP challenges
Last month Dubai hosted the Fourth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting. Managing IP and Rouse & Co organized a roundtable to discuss how the issues raised affect IP owners in the region
EB: Transshipment can cause IP owners a lot of problems. Bassel, would you explain what transshipment means and why it is of particular importance to IP owners, especially in the UAE?
BT: Transshipment is when a trader actually imports a product but he doesn't get the product into the country, so it just passes through a free zone and it is shipped again or exported again to another country. It happens a lot, especially in Dubai, because it's a hub for the Middle East. ...
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