July 21, 2006
U.S. Congress presses China to stamp out counterfeit products
Washington, D.C. – Two subcommittees have held a joint meeting in the U.S. Congress to consider whether China is enforcing its laws on intellectual property rights (IPR). The two House Small Business Subcommittees heard from Auto Meter, a manufacturer of aftermarket gauges and instruments, which provided examples on the consequences of lax enforcement by China.
“Since 1999, Auto Meter has spent nearly two million dollars protecting itself against infringing imports, many of which are manufactured in China,” says Auto Meter executive George Russell. “Auto Meter has been assisted in this effort by the U.S. federal courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Customs Service