Preventing Counterfeits And Verifying Authenticity In E-Commerce Marketplaces
Reducing counterfeiting is a joint effort across multiple stakeholders in the supply chain. The answer lies in greater visibility, traceability and transparency across supply chains from raw material to point of sale/use.
11 August 2020
INDIA: High Court Confirms Barcodes as Certification Trademarks
In a notable decision, the High Court of Delhi enforced a certification trademark for barcodes. In the matter of GS1 India v. Barcodes SL & Others [CS (Comm 147/2020)], the court on May 29, 2020, granted an ad-interim injunction restraining the defendant, Barcodes SL, from allocating barcode numbers starting with the prefix “890.”
International Trademark Association
05 August 2020
Till now approximately 23,000 wagons and 1200 coaches have been fitted with RFID tags
Indian Railways have roughly 2.5 lakh wagons, 60,000 coaches and 9,000 locomotives in its possession. The challenge that comes with such a big inventory is in its management and knowing what is located where. Also it is important to accurately capture data while in transit and use this for more efficient utilization of its rolling stock.
Manufacturing Today India
31 July 2020
SMEs to witness increased demand with push for local products
Government’s push for local products in the recent past and increased consumer consciousness to alienate themselves from imported products have provided the much needed impetus to the demand for local products manufactured by SMEs and mid-sized entrepreneurs.
25 July 2020
Delhi high court passes restraining orders for 3 websites selling GS1 barcode numbers
On 29th May 2020, the Delhi high court had granted an ad-interim injunction in the favour of GS1 India in a suit for trademark infringement against 'India Barcode Shop'
Legal Era OnlineIndian Law Watch
23 July 2020
E-commerce fakes: How online retailers can curb counterfeiting without messing with customer experience
Standards-based traceability solution, which runs across the supply chain, is the first and the most crucial step towards complete, end-to-end visibility over supply chains. It enables brand owners/ companies to easily track and trace the products’ location starting from its origin till its destination.
21 July 2020
'Vocal for local' to boost demand for local products
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent appeal to the citizens Of India to buy local products and be a part Of India's growth story is likely to encourage demand for indigenous products. He also called upon the MSMEs•, Start-up entrepreneurs' to make the nation self-reliant by making as much local goods as possible to remove dependence on imported goods. This would also support the country's economy, which is hit by a prolonged phase of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic
17 July 2020
NPCI to expand contactless parking solution with FASTag to major cities
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Tuesday said it will expand its fully contactless parking solution with FASTag to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru. It said the first-of-its-kind contactless car parking facility at Hyderabad Airport received a huge response, prompting to take this service to other metros.
14 July 2020
Adoption of global standards within pharma supply chains is crucial
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many industries witnessed the supply chain disruption and the pharmaceutical sector is no different. As per a KPMG report, Indian domestic pharma industry is heavily dependent on China imports for ingredients and healthcare equipment. The medical fraternity is tirelessly working to defeat the deadly coronavirus and to do that they need to ensure that they have an adequate access of all required healthcare products including PPE kits, sanitizers, besides medicines and vaccines.
09 July 2020
ASPA & GS1 India sign MoU to strengthen Anti-Counterfeiting Eco-Systems using Global Standards
Realising the magnitude of damage caused by counterfeiting to the Indian economy, brands and consumers, Authentication Solutions Providers’ Association (ASPA) and GS1 India have joined hands to take the fight against counterfeiting to the next level in India, using global standards.
30 June 2020