- UL runs full day training sessions with the customs officers at King Abdulaziz Airport and Jeddah Islamic Sea Port
- Customs officers briefed on the registered Marks owned by UL
- Officials were also shown counterfeit products previously seized in the region
Jeddah, 25 April 2019: Global safety science company, UL, is helping KSA implement an array of anti-counterfeiting solutions that help safeguard customers from counterfeit products.
UL's Global Security and Brand Protection team hosted training sessions for customs officials from King Abdulaziz Airport and Jeddah Islamic Sea Port who were briefed on the registered Marks owned by UL.
During the training programme, which took place in Jeddah, the officials were also shown counterfeit products which have previously been seized in the region.
UL’s team, which included experienced GSBP experts Ahmad Chok, country manager for UL in Saudi Arabia, and Natalie Wong, regional investigations manager for UL, advised officials on how to spot counterfeit equipment and the importance of brand protection. They explained the importance of developing and implementing solutions that halt the flow of these illegal and potentially dangerous goods.
Natalie Wong, regional investigations manager, said: “UL's Global Security and Brand Protection team works with law enforcement across the world to remove products bearing counterfeit UL Marks from the marketplace.
“We work closely with the authorities to identify those responsible for manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit products and our program continues to grow and adapt to combat counterfeiting activities.”
UL customers benefit from access to a wealth of support, knowledge and assistance, including investigation support in partnership with global law enforcement authorities and e-learning development resources to utilize in the creation of custom courses delivered through the IP Crime College (iipcic.org).
Hamid Syed, vice president and general manager for UL in the Middle East said: “The recent anti-counterfeit training programme was an opportunity for UL’s team of highly trained experts to meet with KSA customs officers in Jeddah.
“Counterfeiting is a direct threat to customers, brands and the brands bottom line. We leverage our global partnerships, expertise and experience to help protect consumers, products and brand reputation.