WASHINGTON (June 16, 2005) — The U.S. must go on the offense against product counterfeiting and track counterfeit goods to their source, a Federal-Mogul Corp. executive hold a House subcommittee.
“Introduction of a new product or technology to China, to build our business in that market, creates a huge risk that the product or technology will be copied and counterfeited on a massive scale,” said Scott Emmer, brand protection manager for Federal-Mogul. He also represented the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association at the hearing.
The U.S. needs to negotiate penalties for fraudulent product labeling in all its trade agreements and increase pressure on foreign governments to honor U.S. patents, trademarks and copyrights, said David Pearl, a small manufacturer representing the National Association of Manufacturers.
Witnesses at the hearing praised the Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act, which has passed the House and now is before the Senate.