The fight against counterfeits and the need for IP enforcement has increased dramatically in the Middle East during the past few years. Recently, counterfeit ARCANCIL cosmetic products appeared in the Jordanian and Iranian Markets. In this regards, we were asked by Laboratories Valdon to conduct a market search to ascertain the source of products and the main dealers in order to take suitable action.
Our investigations ascertained that the source of the fake ARCANCIL products in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and that they are exported and distributed in Jordan and Iran.
Laboratories in Valdon decided to take immediate action and, accordingly, we filed a criminal case against several main dealers in Jordan. A seizure order was obtained and successful police raids were carried out resulting in the confiscation of the said counterfeit good.
The significance of police raids is that it acts as a deterrent against any dealers of fake goods even if they were not included in such raids. The confiscated goods are now being held at the court’s custody pending the issuance of the criminal case decision.