Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AAFA congratulates new Intellectual Property Coordinator
AAFA congratulates new Intellectual Property Coordinator
05
Dec '09
American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Kevin M. Burke released the following statement applauding last night's confirmation of Victoria Espinel by the U.S. Senate to be the nation's first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

“I am thrilled that the Senate has swiftly confirmed Victoria Espinel to serve as the first-ever Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Ms. Espinel's vast experience dealing with intellectual property issues will provide President Obama with the necessary knowledge to push forward important enforcement efforts needed to fight the growing prevalence of counterfeit products crossing our borders.

“Each year, Customs and Border Protection(CBP) consistently seizes more counterfeit apparel, footwear, and fashion accessory products than any other good imported into the United States. In 2008, fake footwear, apparel and fashion accessories accounted for more than 58 percent of all goods confiscated by CBP. Countless millions of dollars are lost each year because of counterfeiting.

“I look forward to working with Ms. Espinel to reduce these staggering numbers to the benefit of U.S. apparel and footwear businesses and their consumers.”

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Mar 2017

South Korean Samil Spinning acquires Buhler Quality Yarns

South Korean yarn producer Samil Spinning has acquired US based...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Mar 2017

E-retailers to pay up to 1% TCS under GST

E-retail marketplaces will need to deduct up to 1 per cent tax...

Textiles | On 23rd Mar 2017

Lanxess to expand chemical intermediates capacity

The Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit of German...

Interviews View All

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search