Eaton Combats Counterfeiting at International Intellectual Property Crime Conference

DUBLIN – Power management company Eaton lead and participated in sessions designed to encourage collaboration to combat counterfeiting at the 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference in Dublin, Ireland at the Croke Park Stadium from Oct. 15-17, 2013.

Sessions included an operational workshop on effective IP enforcement for health and safety presented by Kevin Harris, trading standards and policy manager, Eaton, and chairman of British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association¹s (BEAMA) anti-counterfeiting working group.

The seventh annual conference, co-hosted by INTERPOL and the An Garda Síochána in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), was themed “Borderless Enforcement ­ Empowering Those Who Combat Transnational Organized Crime Through Training.”

Developed to bring together police, customs, private sector IP crime investigators, brand holders, and prosecutors and regulatory agencies at the operational level, the crime conference allows delegates to share and develop cutting-edge strategies for defeating intellectual property crime at the international level.

“Combating counterfeiting is everyone’s responsibility and will take the collaboration of manufacturers, distributors, resellers, government agencies, industry organizations and customers alike,” said Harris. “The IP Crime conference attracts some of the world’s leading industry leaders and law enforcement experts, facilitating collaboration across key players to discuss best practices, new ideas and to enhance the focus of combating counterfeiting.”

The conference workshops are designed to engage and challenge all delegates to work together in sharing and developing cutting-edge strategies for defeating intellectual property crime at the international level.

Eaton is committed to stopping counterfeiting of electrical products worldwide. Its electrical business is committed to anti-counterfeiting technologies and programs. For additional information about the dangers counterfeit electrical products, please visit Eaton¹s site at

For more information about the IP Crime Conference, visit

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