6th Global Congress Combating Counterfeiting & Piracy‏

9 02 2011

First, I want to thank Mr. George Kearse for emailing me a few weeks ago telling me about this event. Also, it was awesome that my blog was mentioned! Thanks.

The 6th Global Congress Combating Counterfeiting & Piracy‏ was held in Paris on February 2-3, 2011. From the website it says that this congress aims to build cooperation to enhance public awareness — and concerted action — to successfully confront these problems. It seeks to create a better understanding of the elements fueling the trade in illegitimate goods and to develop sustainable solutions to stop it.

There will be materials concerning what was talked about at the event up shortly on their website. I would advise for you to keep checking it. However, I did receive some information from George Kearse about his talking points. He spoke about consignments and shipping and he said, “We have to be constantly reinventing ourselves to be ahead of the game!” I really liked his speech on public awareness. This blog is aimed towards that. I try to keep things updated so that tihs problem can be known.

He goes on wondering what is being done about public awareness, such as campaigns. Just as he stated “where are the posters?” I’ve been wondeirng the same thing. I follow a few people on Twitter that talk about this problem, but generally no one knows this is a problem at all. This problem affects us all,even our pets! The WHO has a taskforce aimed at counterfeits called “International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce” The taskforce, created in 2006, has been active in forging international collaboration to seek global solutions to this global challenge and in raising awareness of the dangers of counterfeit medical products.

Please go on the congress webpage to get more information. Please spread the word out about counterfeits! Follow me on twitter @JustFinishIt.  Another GREAT account is @SafeMedicines <— Just for pharmaceuticals.

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