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May 12: “Trademark Infringement in China - An Indiana Company's Case History”

A talk by Peter Baranay, President, ABRO Industries, Inc.

When: Thursday, May 12 -- Registration at 11:30 a.m., Lunch & Program to begin at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Omni Severin Hotel Downtown, McClellan Room, 40 West Jackson Indianapolis

Nothing like a good story to illustrate the hazards of doing business in China, and Peter Baranay (president of ABRO Industries in South Bend) has a doozie. For years ABRO has been waging a fight with China’s Hunan Magic Power Industrial Co., which not only copied ABRO’s products, but also pretended to be ABRO. Hunan Magic went so far as to use a picture of an ABRO salesman’s wife on the packaging of one of its knock-off products. Statistics about the cost of pirated goods are hard to come by, but the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said counterfeit products in China have reached “epidemic levels and cause severe economic harm to U.S. businesses in virtually every sector.”

ABRO's story has been covered locally and by the Wall Street Journal.

Member: $30.00
Non-member: $35.00
Student: $20.00

Please RSVP by sending payment to the World Trade Club of Indiana, P.O. Box 441704, Indianapolis, Indiana. You may also call and leave a detailed message for the World Trade Club at Tel: (317) 261-0918; fax the form to (317) 872-8501; or register online at adminwtc@worldtradeclubofindiana.org by Monday, May 9th. Please make check payable to the World Trade Club of Indiana. No cancellation accepted after May 10th; no-shows will be billed.

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