NEMA Calls on Congress to Fund Anti-Counterfeiting Programs

Organization says legislation is vital to domestic electrical manufacturers

Rosslyn, Va.-based NEMA has called on Congress to appropriate funds to implement programs authorized to combat counterfeiting that were contained in Public Law 110-403, "The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act, also known as PRO-IP, which was approved last year. NEMA actively supported this legislation and provided input to Congress.

According to NEMA Board Chairman Stuart Thorn, these provisions are vital to domestic electrical manufacturers. β€œIt is critical that Congress begin funding the PRO-IP programs so that the United States does not fall further behind in fighting anti-counterfeiting," he explains. "The domestic extension cord industry, for example, has disappeared because of unfair competition from substandard, counterfeit electrical cords that falsely contain certification marks.”

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