RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (AASA) Brand Protection Council is offering suppliers a free Webinar from 2-3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 (EDT) on combating counterfeiting at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Association (AAPEX).
The free Webinar, “Identifying and Taking Action against Counterfeiting and Other IPR Violations at AAPEX,” will be led by Marc Fleischaker, a partner with the law firm Arent Fox and one of AAPEX’s attorneys.
During the webinar participants will learn:
How to prepare before the show
What constitutes a violation
What to look for at another exhibit
What to bring to the show (e.g. patents, copyright registrations, etc.)
Tips on how to approach possible violators
How and when to get show management involved
Actions taken by show management
Consequences to IPR violators
The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session.
“Product counterfeiting costs American automotive suppliers approximately $12 billion in sales on a global basis annually,” said Paul Foley, executive director of the Brand Protection Council. “More than 1,900 exhibitors will participate in AAPEX, the annual trade show representing the $250 billion North American retail and service aftermarket. It is a prime opportunity to educate manufacturers on ways to stem the tide of counterfeiting and other intellectual property rights violations,” he added.
Interested participants can register by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail with log-in instructions.
AAPEX is sponsored by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For more information, visit: AAPEXShow.com.
To learn more about MEMA, its market segments or the Brand Protection Council, go to: MEMA.org.