NORTHBROOK, Ill. Aug. 28, 2017 — UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, named Sanjiv Sarwate, Senior Legal Director at Dell Inc., as the recipient of the first-ever UL Outstanding Brand Protection Partner Award for his commitment to public safety and support of UL’s anti-counterfeiting initiatives. Sarwate will be honored during the 2017 International Law enforcement IP Crime Conference Aug. 28 at the United National Headquarters in New York City.

Sarwate was a reliable partner in the 2017 joint investigation that yielded an estimated $1,000,000 in counterfeit laptop batteries and adapters — one of UL’s largest intellectual property seizures to date. He was a crucial resource, personally overseeing the verification of the counterfeit product, working with UL and local law enforcement to obtain a search warrant and execute the seizure. Sarwate continues to aid anti-counterfeiting efforts through education of law enforcement, attending regional trainings and conferences, and going above and beyond to help combat counterfeit goods.

“Sanjiv has exceeded his role to help fight and combat intellectual property theft,” said Jason Daniels, UL Investigations Manager. “With an increasing number of counterfeit lithium-ion batteries in the marketplace, partners at brands like Dell, prove to be vital allies in the fight against counterfeiting. Dell’s commitment to this problem helps create safer living and working environments for all.”

Counterfeiting is a direct threat to business, the economy and public safety. UL uses its global partnerships, expertise and experiences to help protect consumers, products and brand reputation by working law enforcement to remove products bearing counterfeit UL Marks from the marketplace. UL customers also benefit from their opportunity to develop and implement solutions that stop the flow of illegal and potentially dangerous goods.

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