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Bendix to Host Panel on Counterfeit Threat

Andy Cifranic, brand manager for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, will moderate a panel discussion focused on responding to the growing threat of counterfeiting and piracy.

“Industry Responds to the Challenge,” set for April 28 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington, D.C., is part of the Transatlantic IP Collaboration Conference sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the European Chamber of Commerce.

Panel speakers include William Mansfield, director of IP of ABRO Industries; Mandy Haberman, CEO of Haberman Associates; Tod Cohen, vice president of government affairs of eBay; Christine LaCroix of Aktion Plagiarius; and Sebastian Helmireich, economic lawyer and head of the China Contact Point of the Action Group Against Product and Trademark Counterfeiting.

The Transatlantic IP Collaboration project’s goal is to translate strategies into action to tackle the problem of counterfeiting in third-world countries, as well as addressing the uncoordinated variety of policies worldwide. Bendix has been an active voice in the fight against counterfeiting and knockoff parts.

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