Roundtable Discussion on the “Raise of Counterfeits, Frauds and Scams during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is the current status?”
(Closed-door session)

5 September 2022, Monday
10:00am – 12:00pm (SGT)
Physical | TBC

Organised by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI)


This program aims to raise awareness of the issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, and focus on the challenges presented to brands by increased sale of counterfeits; unauthorized sale of health products on e-commerce platforms; fraud and scams issues.

Programme Outline

    Time Item Speaker
    10.00am - 10.10am Opening remarks by INTA  Etienne Sanz de Acedo
    10.10am - 10.15am Opening remarks by INTA / PSI of trends observed in the region Andy Leck / Ramesh Kishore
    10.15am - 10.35am Short sharing by Interpol on observed global trends, and thereafter to highlight problems seen in Singapore Perry Ng
    10.35am - 10.50am Short sharing by US National Intellectual Property Rights Centre of trends observed in the region Dawn Barriteau
    10.50am - 11.50am Dialogue session where brands can share problems of issues they face in Singapore and offer suggestions on how Singapore regulators can effectively deal with and address legal and enforcement related issues in the healthcare / enforcement space All panellists
    11.50am - 12.00pm Closing remarks by INTA Etienne Sanz de Acedo