The Commercial Control Department of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry took immediate action in Jahra by closing three stores and an enormous warehouse that sold counterfeit international brands. The Public Prosecution has been notified that the license holder for one store violated the law.
Inspectors of the Ministry received information that revealed a merchant was distributing counterfeit products in large quantities to different markets including Mubarakiya and Salmiya. The items seized, which included clothing, bags, and shoes, were worth 120,000 dinars. They were intended for distribution. The officials of the Ministry of Commerce have stressed the danger that counterfeit goods pose for the economy, consumers, and brand owners. They also stressed the importance of maintaining rigorous market surveillance to stop this illegal trade.
Kuwait has made a commendable attempt to remove its name from the Intellectual Property Protection Watchlist. This was achieved due to Kuwait’s continuous progress in protecting intellectual property. In this case, the Ministry’s increased monitoring of counterfeit goods and commercial fraud was crucial. Officials stressed their commitment to protecting consumers and upholding legal specifications while acknowledging that fighting counterfeit goods is crucial to safeguarding the economic interests of the country and maintaining a positive reputation for foreign investment and innovation.