Aftermarket IP Forum
August 15, 2019 , Dearborn, MI

Protecting brands and intellectual property (IP) rights is more critical than ever due to increasing counterfeiting, patent infringement, gray market challenges and trademark infringement cases in the aftermarket. AASA is partnering with other leading industry organizations to bring the aftermarket together to share best practices and identify new strategies for cost-effectively fighting the problems. The Aftermarket IP Forum will be held on August 15, 2019 at Ford Conference and Events Center in Dearborn, Mich., and partnering organizations include:

  • American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)​​

  • ​Battery Council International

  • ​​Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)​


  • National IPR Center​

  • SEMA

The Aftermarket IP Forum is open to attorneys/counsel, brand managers, and marketing and business development managers for aftermarket products. Registration is $399 with a discount rate of $249 available to AASA Intellectual Property Council (IPC) members and members of partner organizations. IPC members who register for the IP Forum are automatically registered for the IPC Q4 meeting preceding the forum, from 8-10am, and open only to IPC members. If you are not an IPC member and are interested in attending the 8-10am meeting or wish to learn more about the IPC, ​contact Terry Sakiewicz.
Sponsorships are available for the Aftermarket IP Forum. Contact Megan Gardner for more information.
Topics may include:

  • Working with the Large Online Marketplaces

  • The U.S. Government as an Ally – Department of Homeland Security

  • The Use of TROs at Trade Shows – SEMA

  • Does a Company Need Inside Counsel to Fight Infringers? – AASA

  • Why Do the Bad Guys Pick on the Aftermarket?

  • Practical Tips for Fighting Gray Market Goods

  • Washington Update – MEMA, SEMA

  • Roundtable Discussions on New Strategies

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