GIS to counter trademark violation in Lebanon

GIS to counter trademark violation in Lebanon


Beirut, Lebanon: Brand Protection Group launched a web-based GIS for the Consumer Protection Department (CPD) of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Lebanon. It will help the Ministry improve consumer protection, the US embassy in Lebanon announced.

Funded by a USD 50,000 grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), this project will provide tools to CPD inspectors to streamline their procedures, improving the detection of trademark violations.

The project will improve consumer protection nationwide, and is part of USAID’s USD 9.3 million Transparency and Accountability Grants programme, implemented by AMIDEAST – a US non-profit organisation that works to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.