Dahon, the world leader in folding bicycles, is introducing an authentic hologram program to protect its partners and consumers from counterfeit products being misrepresented under the Dahon brand. The system will make it easy to distinguish fake products being sold at retail.

Because patent infringement and counterfeits have become so rampant in many parts of the world, it has become pertinent for the company to take defensive action. To ensure the authenticity and quality of Dahon produced bicycles in the future, every Dahon branded bicycle shall bear a serialized 3D holographic label as proof to dealers and consumers that the Dahon bicycles they purchase are genuine.

"As an industry leader with over 200 successfully registered utility patents, Dahon technologies are being legally used on 98% of all folding bicycles on the market today, including many of the now expired early patents," said Dr. David Hon, CEO of Dahon. "Yet, the increasingly excessive illegal application of Dahon

This week, sixty Dahon distributors and suppliers gathered from all over the world for the 4th Annual Dahon International Distributors Conference (DIDC), held in Zagreb, Croatia. Participants heard forward-looking plans and discussed topics including marketing and business issues, production and logistics, supplier-distributor interaction, as well as future sales strategies.

One of the major announcements made during the week was that all future Dahon bikes for the European market will be made directly in Europe. The preview of the company