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British Chamber hosts counterfeit goods forum

The British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Breakfast Forum entitled "The REAL Cost of Counterfeit Goods" on November 8 from 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Westmoorings.

Counterfeit goods are not unique to Trinidad and Tobago, as they appear in the marketplace worldwide, the Chamber said in a press release.

"Goods" refers to a broad range of items including (but not limited to) apparel, automotive parts and accessories, pharmaceuticals, electronic products and intellectual property such as music and film. This forum will examine the real cost of counterfeit goods to the consumer, the authorised distributor, the rightful owner of a brand or trademark, and its affect on the economy. It will review the challenges in enforcement and discuss the issues in the international context.

The panel members will include business persons, government regulatory agencies and attorneys. The panel discussion will be moderated by attorney Gillian Lucky who the Chamber described as a "no-nonsense" person dedicated to the welfare of the country, and she extols the tenets of integrity, truth and justice".

Registration is in advance only. Members: $250 Non-Members: $350 Contact: Penny Sellier, Secretary to the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce p.sellier@britishcaribbean.com or 222-7575.

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