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.

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