Army cautions against unauthorised sale of its uniform
Jammu: In an effort to check unauthorised proliferation of Army’s new pattern combat dress, military police along with Udhampur City police has carried out an awareness campaign Udhampur City for two days from August 19th and August 20, 2022.
With the unveiling of new combat dress in January this year, Indian Army had established the ownership of the pattern and design and had applied to the office of the controller general of patents, designs and trademarks. Now the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) processes are expected soon.
“The main reason for conceptualizing such a campaign is the cause of security concerns arising out of uncontrolled proliferation of existing combat uniforms. The sale of Indian army uniform in open market affords easy availability of the uniform to anybody desiring for the same, hence, pose vulnerabilities for security of military establishments and personnel,” as per the defence spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that, “Now, the Indian Army has chalked out plans to take tough action against the dealers who are selling unauthorised but almost similar looking pattern and fabric uniforms. Once the IPR process is completed, the Army will be able to take legal action and subsequently prosecute the unauthorized shopkeepers selling the combat dress material.”
“Towards the same goal, Corps of Military Police in coord with Udhampur Police and market associations has carried out the campaign for sensitizing the shopkeepers in the Udhampur City,” the statement says.