Michigan State University expert testified before congress, calling for more protection for consumers and brands when it comes to counterfeit products

November 2, 2021 - Brandon Drain

Kari KammelThe MSU Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection’s (A-CAPP) Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, Kari Kammel, was called upon by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to testify November 2, 2021, on the problem of the sale of counterfeit goods by third-party sellers on e-commerce. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Kammel informed the Committee about the general problem of the sale of counterfeit goods by third-party sellers on online marketplaces, proposed bills, recent research on this topic and the existing state of laws. She also answered questions from lawmakers.

Kammel testified previously before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Sub-Committee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet on May 27, 2021(view here). Read Kammel’s publication on REVISITING THE SHOP SAFE ACT AFTER MARKUP, a bill designed to protect consumers from counterfeit products online.

 “Kari’s testimony is important for Michigan State University and A-CAPP as it highlights the valuable contribution that we can make to government policy to address critical global issues, such as illicit trade in counterfeit goods.” said A-CAPP Director, Jeff Rojek.