Imaging Supplies Coalition Conducts Product Training And Launches Latin American Investigations16 Apr, 2002
Imaging Supplies Coalition Conducts Product Training And Launches Latin American Investigations
The Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection (ISC) held product-training sessions in Coral Gables, Florida and El Paso, Texas for government officials, prosecutors, investigators and law firms from seven Latin American countries on April 10 and 12, 2002.
Lexmark International Inc. hosted the Florida meeting at their Latin American Headquarters. Lexmark’s Supplies Regional Director for Latin America, Eduardo Ruperez said, “We were delighted to host this historic event and have high hopes for increased enforcement activities in the countries represented.”
Each of the participating government agencies, law firms and investigators discussed their capabilities and plans for enforcing the Anticounterfeiting laws in their countries, and each of the participating ISC Member OEM’s then individually trained the participants on methods of counterfeit product identification for their respective brands.
Epson hosted the El Paso session at their manufacturing location there. Alf Andersen, Assistant General Counsel for Epson Americas, who was instrumental in bringing the parties together, commented “We have been working with a number of these country representatives and have seen tangible results from our efforts. We have been able to demonstrate that with the proper focus and resources together we can impact those involved in criminal counterfeiting in this region.”
ISC President and CEO, Bill Duffy, who sponsored the training said, “We are very excited about these meetings and pleased with the level of interest we received from the seven participating countries. Thanks to the cooperation and support of our membership, we were able to deliver high quality product training, all in Spanish, to these individuals who will be working with the ISC and the Brand owners in stopping this illegal activity in Latin America."