Webb Wheel Products says the recent federal registration trademark it obtained for its brake drum part numbers has been recorded with the U.S. Customs Service for monitoring. The company says this step will enable Webb and its representatives to actively investigate and pursue legal action against importers who use the Webb registered part numbers on brake drums manufactured outside the United States.
Webb says it will take the appropriate action to stop the importation and sale of all counterfeit brake drums, and that all aftermarket distribution channels will be audited periodically to ensure products bearing the Webb part numbers have been produced in the company’s U.S. facilities. The company says all of its brake drums are produced in U.S. facilities and are tested routinely to ensure they meet or exceed the criteria as set forth by the FMVSS 121 stopping distance regulations, as well as the company’s own stringent quality standards. Webb says that in addition to the part number, its cast-in name is visible on brake drums it manufactures and distributes.
Webb, headquartered in Cullman, Ala., is a Marmon Highway Technologies company that manufactures hubs, brake drums and rotors for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses.