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JFE Steel Corporation

JFE Steel Complaint against Chinese Counterfeiter of EVERHARD Steel Plates Upheld

JFE Steel Corporation announced today that the Administration for Market Regulation in Beichen, Tianjin has upheld the company’s complaint against a firm that was selling counterfeit versions of JFE Steel’s EVERHARD series of abrasion-resistant steel plates in China. Following an investigation triggered by JFE Steel’s complaint, the administrative body on April 19 ordered the counterfeiter to stop selling its counterfeit products and to pay a fine.

JFE Steel regards the protection of its intellectual property rights as an important measure for ensuring that customers can use the company’s products with complete confidence. JFE Steel is fully committed to combating the production and sale of counterfeit goods as well as other illegal business activities.

Photograph of counterfeit product sold by company subjected to administrative punishment

Photograph of counterfeit product sold by company subjected to administrative punishment

About JFE Steel

JFE Steel Corporation, one of the world's leading integrated steel producers, was established through the consolidation of NKK Corporation and Kawasaki Steel Corporation in 2003. The company operates several steelworks in Japan and numerous branch offices and affiliates throughout the world. JFE Steel leverages world-class technologies and know-how to produce a wide range of products based on its “Only One, Number One” strategy of focusing on unique and best-in-class products. The company reported consolidated sales of 2,349 billion yen and consolidated crude steel output of 30.41 million tons in the fiscal year ended March 2017. For more information, please visit www.jfe-steel.co.jp/en.

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