A email from the Abu Dhabi Department for Economic Development brings news of a seminar/exhibition to raise awareness of Commercial Fraud and Consumer Protection taking place on Wednesday 25 January 2012 in Al Sila City in co-operation with the Department of Municipal Affairs – Western Region. The email refers to “..the department’s aims of fighting commercial fraud…to maintain…[the] safety of consumers”.
This part of the Empty Quarter welcomes news of any event to raise awareness with consumers, particularly where the organizer has a primary focus on safety. Too many counterfeit goods are simply not safe, a fact which is often lost when the trigger for action is trade mark infringement. Trade marks serve a purpose and consumers should be able to rely on the quality message they embody.