New association fights international piracy
August 30, 2002,
New York — The American textiles industry is taking on the dramatically increasing problem of international piracy of intellectual property.
Last month the Boston-based National Textile Association (NTA) formed a working group to seek solutions to the problem and has held a meeting with Jim Leonard, deputy assistant secretary of textiles, apparel and consumer goods at the Department of Commerce and representatives of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Customs Service.
The survey will go out to companies that produce upholstery fabrics, printed fabrics, apparel fabrics and rugs — the latter a product area that is seeing increased IP violations, some executives related.