signs and upload images of infringing goods.
The Customs department has also increased scrutinising the traffic along borders. It has also synchronised provisions of intellectual property law and Customs law to prohibit import of goods infringing provisions of Trademarks Act, Copyright Acts, Designs Act, Geographical Indications Act and Patent Act.
Real or copy?
The customs department is developing a barcode-based system with GS1 to identify counterfeit products
The technology being developed include online tools which would act as interface between Customs officials and brands
customs officials would be able to scan products and packages using mobile devices
The authenticity of the product would be verified by using unique product identities
Earlier, the Customs department had then developed a web-based tracking system called Automatic Recordation and Targeting for IPR Protection for checking fake products.