It just never seems to end! China’s counterfeiting and pirating of intellectual property appears to be the MO for their business model. An editorial in SupplierBusiness, an IHS Automotive publication, on March 19 commented on the conviction of a counterfeit turobocharger manufacturer in China as one more challenge for suppliers doing business in China and trying to protect their intellectual property.
In fact, according to SupplierBusiness, in spite of increasing oversight by the Chinese government, “suppliers and automakers must play cat and mouse with counterfeiters” to catch these companies. The editorial noted how the week of March 12, saw “one of the largest counterfeiting busts” ever in China. A manufacturer based in Fengchang City in Liaoning Province, was convicted of manufacturing counterfeit Honeywell Garrett turbochargers. The two people charged were sentenced to a year in prison with an additional year on probation along with a fine. ...