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Detectives may be used to check IPR violations during CW Games

delhi Updated: Nov 22, 2009 10:11 IST

Private snooping agents may be used to carry out special checks on violation of Intellectual Property Rights on official trademarks and brand merchandise of the Commonwealth Games next year to avoid monetary loss to the tune of crores of rupees.

The organising committee of the games has explored the possibility with the private detectives association.

The spies will garner information from around the national capital region where small industrial units and individuals are said to indulge in manufacturing of duplicate and fake logos, symbols, sporting gear, apparels and other goods bearing official holograms and symbols.

"Violation of trademark and proprietary insignia dents the monetary interests of the official partners and business houses who put in huge sums of money to obtain sponsorship rights of such events," Chairman of the Association of Private Detectives and Investigators Kunwar Vikram Singh told PTI.

"The brand protection cell of the organising committee of Commonwealth Games has spoken to us about the issue. We assured them that our professional snoopers can check the duplication and faking of official trademark and logos efficiently," he said.

The detectives, after deploying techniques of detection, identification, curtailment and prevention take help of the police to conduct searches at unauthorised premises resulting into arrests and seizures.