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Miller Canfield Presents "Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act," featuring U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg

October 18, 2004

The law firm of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. invites manufacturers to learn more about the “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act” from the bill’s sponsor, U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg. At this special legislative briefing and cocktail reception, which is being hosted at the Birmingham Community House (380 South Bates, Birmingham) on Monday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m., Congressman Knollenberg will discuss the recently introduced legislation, which is designed to combat the mounting problem of counterfeit manufactured goods.

“Counterfeit goods cost manufacturers billions of dollars each year. In fact, in the automotive industry alone, it is estimated that counterfeit automobile parts costs $12 billion in lost sales and 200,000 fewer jobs,” said A. Michael Palizzi, attorney at Miller Canfield whose practice includes patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation. “If enacted, this legislation will strengthen the federal criminal law and help the U.S. seek stronger anticounterfeiting provisions in bilateral and international agreements with trading partners."

This free event is open to manufacturers only. Please contact Virginia Herrick at 313/496-7548 or for reservations.

The 330-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland.