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Legislation Would Combat Counterfeiting

James A. Morrissey, Washington Correspondent

Two influential senators are sponsoring legislation that would give the US government new tools to combat the counterfeiting of manufactured products, including textiles and apparel. The Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act, sponsored by Sens. Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), would criminalize the trafficking of counterfeit packaging, hang tags and labels and authorize seizure of equipment used to make counterfeit articles. Similar legislation has been introduced in the House by Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI).

Kevin Burke, president of the American Apparel and Footwear Association, an organization that has been at the forefront in the battle against counterfeiting of textiles and apparel, said the legislation is sorely needed to plug loopholes and abuses of US laws and could serve as a precedent for other nations to strengthen their enforcement related to counterfeit goods.

  September 2005