Schneider launches IIPCIC brand-centric counterfeiting online course
By Anthony Capkun
April 2, 2014 – Schneider Electric and the International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC)—an Interpol initiative in cooperation with UL—launched what they say is the first course developed by a brand owner as part of the college’s private sector anti-counterfeiting curriculum.
“Stopping the distribution of counterfeit products is a global concern and a priority for Schneider Electric. The use of these products can have serious consequences for consumers and businesses jeopardizing the safety of people and property,” said Tracy Garner, manager, anti-counterfeiting & unauthorized distribution, Schneider.
The counterfeit product training course is specifically designed for customs officers and other law enforcement personnel to provide information needed to identify APC-branded products that are often subject to counterfeiting.
Developed in conjunction with UL, the Schneider Electric APC Counterfeit Product Identification course focuses on keys to identifying counterfeit UPS products and includes contact information for law enforcement officials. Since the eLearning course became available online through IIPCIC, it has been taken by authorities in 31 countries.
“At UL, we believe education and training programs such as the one developed with Schneider Electric to help law enforcement agencies around the world identify counterfeit products is a critical element in combating counterfeit crime and protect the public from potentially dangerous products,” said Brian Monks, UL vice-president anti-counterfeiting operations.