Autodata will showcase the success of its work to protect consumers from the threat of garages using counterfeit software, at the UK’s most high profile trading standards exhibition.
The country’s leading technical information supplier has been working in partnership with various trading standards authorities for a number of years to prevent and detect the use of illicit versions of Autodata in workshops across the UK.
The use of such software can lead to inaccurate repairs on vehicles and has the potential to cause serious damage, resulting in possible financial and safety implications.
The CTSI’s Conference and Exhibition 2015 will see a range of exhibitors discussing the latest news, views and innovation occurring across the trading standards profession. The four-day conference, taking place from 29 June-2 July in Bournemouth, will provide the opportunity for Autodata to promote examples of best practice and generate awareness of the threat this poses to the aftermarket industry and vehicle owners.
Autodata’s Technical Liaison and Licensing Manager, Malcolm Rixon, said: “We are delighted to once again be invited to the CTSI Conference to discuss our ongoing work with various authorities. In addition to presenting the success of our programme and highlighting our battle against IP fraud, it provides us with a platform to support more authorities to perform local garage checks and protect unknowing customers and legitimate businesses.”
Through its brand enforcements agency, French Solutions Ltd, Autodata has visited over 500 garages to date and has been successful in identifying and removing many counterfeit copies from use.