Ruling for Schneider in Counterfeit Suit Highlights Ongoing Issues in Surplus Market

The finding last month by a district court jury that Breakers Unlimited, Noblesville, Ind., purchased and sold counterfeit Square D circuit breakers was just the latest skirmish in a long campaign by Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill., which owns the Square D brand, to put a stop to the growing problem of commerce in counterfeit electrical products. It also highlights some of the complexities inherent in the surplus market for electrical equipment.

The jury in the U.S. District Court

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