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AASA Presents Two Great Events Focused on Aftermarket IP Protection

Date: May 9, 2019
Two upcoming AASA events are focused on intellectual property (IP) protection in the automotive aftermarket. Their purpose is to advance members’ business interests by providing forums for suppliers and channel partners to discuss best practices, challenges and solutions.
First is the Q3 2019 Intellectual Property Council (IPC) Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 6, at Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Wash. Attendees will hear directly from Amazon’s team about the online retailer’s corporate philosophy and approach to protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) for sellers and brands, and tour the famous Amazon Spheres. The Q3 2019 IPC meeting is open to all AASA supplier members. Registration is $150 per person; IPC members may attend at no charge.
On Thursday, Aug. 15, AASA will present the Aftermarket IP Forum at the Ford Conference & Events Center in Dearborn, Mich. AASA will bring aftermarket professionals together to share best practices about intellectual property protections and identify new strategies for cost-effectively fighting problems. Partnering organizations to date include Battery Council International, NASTF, National IPR Center and SEMA.
The Aftermarket IPC Forum is open to attorneys/counsel, brand managers, and marketing and business development managers for aftermarket products. More details are available here. Members of the AASA Intellectual Property Council (IPC) are eligible to attend at a significantly discounted rate. Additional discounts available to event sponsors and partners.
Presentation topics may include:
  • Working with the Large Online Marketplaces
  • The U.S. Government as an Ally – Department of Homeland Security
  • The Use of TROs (temporary restraining orders) 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
Both events offer unique promotional opportunities; contact Megan Gardner for more details.
For more information about the IPC, its programs and initiatives, contact Terry Sakiewicz.
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