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ITMA roundtable to cover global knockoffs

High Point, NC — During next month's Showtime trade event here, the International Textile Market Association will sponsor a roundtable on the escalating problem of global copyright infringements.

"Pattern Piracy: Navigating the Seas of Infringement" will draw from a global network of experts who will discuss the problems, potential for joint action and governmental opportunities to aid.

Jack Eger, ITMA president and vp, Craftex Mills, said, "We have attracted some of the most experienced people involved globally in trying to stem the tide of the problem that extends far beyond the furniture, home fashions and home furnishings world."

The panel includes London-based Dids Macdonald, chief executive, Anti Copying in Design; Barbara Kolsun, senior vp and general counsel, Kate Spade; Jim Leonard, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Hank Truslow Jr., president, Sunbury Fabrics.

The roundtable will be held Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Tang Restaurant in Market Square Tower.

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