OP industry to gather in fight against counterfeiters


1 November 2005 – London (UK): OPI and ICCE (The Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe) are to hold the industry’s first conference on the problem of piracy and brand counterfeiting.
This International Conference, entitled "Europe Under Seige: An Industry Response", will be held on 10 May in Brussels, Belgium, at the World Customs Organisation.
The event is designed to provide a forum to discuss how the imaging supplies industry has tackled the problem of counterfeiting, and to promote further debate on creative brand protection ideas that can be utilised in the future. As such, it is of interest to all brand owners and indeed everyone concerned with combating the menace. We invite you to be part of this unique opportunity of networking and learning.
Phil Scrase, chairman of ICCE and VP of the consumables division at Oki Printing Solutions Europe, said: "These days, products and brand information cross the global market place at phenomenal speeds. ICCE now estimates that up to 10 per cent of the €30 billion imaging supplies industry in Europe market may be represented by counterfeit products.
"At last we have an industry event that will allow us to get together, discuss detection enforcement and lobbying stategies, and find ways to really fight these counterfeiters."
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