Rise In Fake Imports Puts Auto Cos. At Risk Of Liability

Law360, San Diego (October 13, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT) -- The importation of counterfeit automobile parts is leaving U.S. car companies exposed to potential product liability suits that can tarnish their brands and reputations, experts say.

While car companies have various legal tools at their disposal to combat counterfeiting, they are still struggling to stop fake goods from entering the country, which could later come back to haunt them in litigation, according to experts.

China is estimated to be responsible for 75 percent of counterfeit auto parts entering the U.S., and the shipments include a broad...
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