Training: June & July Update
June and July have been an extremely busy period with WRi attending numerous training events in Belfast, Brighton and Manchester on behalf of our clients. Training events are always beneficial for our clients as they allow our clients’ brands to be put at the forefront of the Law Enforcement authorities and to raise the awareness of the specific counterfeit issues they face.
June’s ACG IP Roadshow was held in Belfast and around 100 delegates from Trading Standards, HMRC, PSNI and the IPO were in attendance. This event was a great opportunity to engage with brands and brand representatives directly. As always, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) provided a very well organised event within a great facility. If you want to know more about the ACG, visit their website here https://www.a-cg.org/.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) held its annual symposium in Brighton this year and WRi were invited to attend the event on behalf of a number of our clients. With Trading Standards (TS) officers from across the UK attending the event, it provided an excellent opportunity to have face to face discussions with TS officers on current cases, as well as building relationships to help develop future cases. This event is always useful to raise the awareness of the ever-changing pressures that TS officers face when dealing with IP cases. We look forward to being able to represent our clients at future symposium events in the future. Check out CTSI here – https://www.tradingstandards.uk/.
WRi were also proud sponsors of the Intelligence and Investigation Award at the CTSI awards dinner during the event. WRi offer training services to CTSI and are extremely proud of Rachel for winning the award and for all of her hard work.
WRi were privileged to be able to present and exhibit at the IP Legal Update day for the North West Trading Standards authorities to help raise the awareness of safety aspects related to our clients’ brands. The TS officers who attended this event were extremely engaging and advised how the changes in IP law would impact their roles in dealing with referrals from brands. WRi look forward to repeating this event within other Trading Standards regions.
WRi are looking forward to representing our clients at future training events to continue to raise the awareness and knowledge around their counterfeit issues. If WRi can help with representation at similar future events for you, please get in touch through our enquiries form.