By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Learn how to protect your intellectual property at trade shows and online in a one-hour seminar, Monday, November 3, 2014, before the SEMA Show starts.
Seminar: "Protecting Your Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights: The Experts Tell You How"
Monday, November 3, 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center Room N252
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
The specialty-aftermarket industry thrives on creativity. However, what is innovative may also be subject to imitators in the face of fierce competition in a global marketplace. To help safeguard your innovations and investments, a representative from the FBI and seasoned intellectual property attorneys will provide you with valuable insights in a one-hour seminar on protecting your patents, trademarks and copyrights in the United States and overseas.
Topics include: protecting your intellectual property at trade shows and online; understanding the difference between counterfeits, unlawful knock-offs and legal imitations; identifying fake merchandise; and working with Customs, FBI and other government agencies to seize pirated products and prevent illegal knock-offs. Time will also be allotted for your specific questions.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
SEMA members also have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an intellectual property rights or antitrust attorney. Ask the experts your specific questions. Private meetings are available in 20-minute segments. Topics include:
- Designing and implementing resale and minimum advertised price (MAP) programs.
- Working with the FBI to stop criminal activity.
- Distinguishing between counterfeit product, unlawful knock-offs and legal imitations.
- Applying for federal patent, trademark or copyright protection.
- Strategies for enforcing your rights in the United States and overseas.
- New procedures for working with Customs and the local ports.
Don’t let this chance slip by! To schedule an appointment, contact Ashley Ailsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-783-6007, ext. 19. Specify your area of interest when you schedule your appointment(s), so you can be paired with an attorney specializing in that discipline.