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Taking Action Against Automotive Parts Counterfeiting

On Monday, April 5, MEMA will hold a one-day seminar as a follow-up to its first counterfeiting seminar held last October. “Taking Action Against Automotive Parts Counterfeiting, Diversion and IPR Violations” will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich. The seminar – presented by MEMA and its market segment associations: AASA, HDMA and OESA – will examine best practices against counterfeiting, diversion and IPR violations and increase dialogue among suppliers to address the issue.

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — On Monday, April 5, MEMA will hold a one-day seminar as a follow-up to its first counterfeiting seminar held last October.

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“Taking Action Against Automotive Parts Counterfeiting, Diversion and IPR Violations” will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich. The seminar – presented by MEMA and its market segment associations: AASA, HDMA and OESA – will examine best practices against counterfeiting, diversion and IPR violations and increase dialogue among suppliers to address the issue.

Speakers will include:

Tony Bol, manager of investigations for General Motors Corp.; Richard Halverson from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security enforcement program and International Counterfeiting Enforcement (ICE) international affairs; and Lisa Fortunato of 3M Corp.

Topics slated for discussion are:

Best practices: what other industries are doing;
How the government can help; and
Return on investment model: Justifying the cost to fight these challenges;

The seminar will also include two breakout sessions on: defending yourself against IPR violations; stopping diversion; and dealing with China.

Registration information for the seminar will be distributed soon.

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