Thu, 09/03/2015 - 06:23
By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

copyrights
To assist its members, SEMA has created a webpage called Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights.
Protecting the intellectual property rights (IPR) of its members is a top SEMA priority. The process begins when companies register their patents, trademarks and copyrights with government agencies in the United States (and other countries). Registration is a key to establishing legal rights.  

To assist its members, SEMA has created a webpage called Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights. The material explains the different types of IP, including protecting new products (utility patents) and product designs (design patent), identifying the source of the product (trademarks), and protecting product brochures or website designs (copyright). It also contains information on how to register IP along with links to seminars, webinars and SEMA News articles.  

With respect to enforcing IP rights at the SEMA Show, the Association has developed an effective policy for pursuing infringement allegations. SEMA’s IP enforcement policy is posted on the IPR web page and is also published as part of the Exhibitor Services Manual. Questions may be directed to Ashley Ailsworth at ashleya@sema.org.
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 06:02

By SEMA Editors

  members
The Members Lounge is a convenient place to grab a hot or cold lunch, network with other SEMA members, access a computer with a printer and Internet service or charge your cell phone.
  

The SEMA Members Lounge has meeting space available for those who need it while at the 2015 SEMA Show. The meeting rooms can accommodate small groups (10 or fewer) and are available at no charge to member exhibitors and buyers.*

Reserve your meeting room prior to the Show, or to check room availability during the Show, please visit the meeting room check-in counter located inside the Members Lounge.

The Members Lounge is a convenient place to grab a hot or cold lunch, network with other SEMA members, access a computer with a printer and Internet service or charge your cell phone. The Members Lounge will be open during Show hours. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. daily and a cold “Grab ‘N Go” meal can be purchased any time during Show hours.

Also, SEMA Member Buyer Rewards (MBR) pass holders have access to the MBR program benefits. MBR cards will be mailed in late October. SEMA membership has its rewards! To learn more, contact AJ Carney at 909-978-6697 or andreac@SEMA.org.

*non-exhibiting manufacturers and members otherwise eligible to exhibit are not permitted to use the meeting rooms.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 06:02

By SEMA Editors

  members
The Members Lounge is a convenient place to grab a hot or cold lunch, network with other SEMA members, access a computer with a printer and Internet service or charge your cell phone.
  

The SEMA Members Lounge has meeting space available for those who need it while at the 2015 SEMA Show. The meeting rooms can accommodate small groups (10 or fewer) and are available at no charge to member exhibitors and buyers.*

Reserve your meeting room prior to the Show, or to check room availability during the Show, please visit the meeting room check-in counter located inside the Members Lounge.

The Members Lounge is a convenient place to grab a hot or cold lunch, network with other SEMA members, access a computer with a printer and Internet service or charge your cell phone. The Members Lounge will be open during Show hours. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. daily and a cold “Grab ‘N Go” meal can be purchased any time during Show hours.

Also, SEMA Member Buyer Rewards (MBR) pass holders have access to the MBR program benefits. MBR cards will be mailed in late October. SEMA membership has its rewards! To learn more, contact AJ Carney at 909-978-6697 or andreac@SEMA.org.

*non-exhibiting manufacturers and members otherwise eligible to exhibit are not permitted to use the meeting rooms.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 06:02

By SEMA Editors

  members
The Members Lounge is a convenient place to grab a hot or cold lunch, network with other SEMA members, access a computer with a printer and Internet service or charge your cell phone.
  

The SEMA Members Lounge has meeting space available for those who need it while at the 2015 SEMA Show. The meeting rooms can accommodate small groups (10 or fewer) and are available at no charge to member exhibitors and buyers.*

Reserve your meeting room prior to the Show, or to check room availability during the Show, please visit the meeting room check-in counter located inside the Members Lounge.

The Members Lounge is a convenient place to grab a hot or cold lunch, network with other SEMA members, access a computer with a printer and Internet service or charge your cell phone. The Members Lounge will be open during Show hours. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. daily and a cold “Grab ‘N Go” meal can be purchased any time during Show hours.

Also, SEMA Member Buyer Rewards (MBR) pass holders have access to the MBR program benefits. MBR cards will be mailed in late October. SEMA membership has its rewards! To learn more, contact AJ Carney at 909-978-6697 or andreac@SEMA.org.

*non-exhibiting manufacturers and members otherwise eligible to exhibit are not permitted to use the meeting rooms.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:54
By SEMA Editors

 American Autowire
American Autowire received the 2014 Automotive Restoration Market Organization’s (ARMO)  Business of the Year honor during the council’s reception at the 2014 SEMA Show.
  
The slates are set, and votes for SEMA’s council and network awards will be accepted until Friday, September 18, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).

These awards are designed to give members an avenue to recognize the individuals, companies and products that have significantly influenced their industry niche. The winners will be announced and honored at various events during the 2015 SEMA Show.

Members eligible to vote should have received an email invitation on August 21 from their council or network liaison via Survey Monkey. Vote today to ensure your voice is represented. If you have any questions, contact Lindsay Bianco at lindsayb@sema.org.
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:54
By SEMA Editors

 American Autowire
American Autowire received the 2014 Automotive Restoration Market Organization’s (ARMO)  Business of the Year honor during the council’s reception at the 2014 SEMA Show.
  
The slates are set, and votes for SEMA’s council and network awards will be accepted until Friday, September 18, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).

These awards are designed to give members an avenue to recognize the individuals, companies and products that have significantly influenced their industry niche. The winners will be announced and honored at various events during the 2015 SEMA Show.

Members eligible to vote should have received an email invitation on August 21 from their council or network liaison via Survey Monkey. Vote today to ensure your voice is represented. If you have any questions, contact Lindsay Bianco at lindsayb@sema.org.
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:54
By SEMA Editors

 American Autowire
American Autowire received the 2014 Automotive Restoration Market Organization’s (ARMO)  Business of the Year honor during the council’s reception at the 2014 SEMA Show.
  
The slates are set, and votes for SEMA’s council and network awards will be accepted until Friday, September 18, at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).

These awards are designed to give members an avenue to recognize the individuals, companies and products that have significantly influenced their industry niche. The winners will be announced and honored at various events during the 2015 SEMA Show.

Members eligible to vote should have received an email invitation on August 21 from their council or network liaison via Survey Monkey. Vote today to ensure your voice is represented. If you have any questions, contact Lindsay Bianco at lindsayb@sema.org.
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:54

By Becca Butler

 Battle of the Builders
The deadline to enter the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders is Monday, September 7.
  

Monday, September 7, is the deadline to apply for SEMA Battle of the Builders—a nationwide builder competition taking place at the 2015 SEMA Show.

Last year’s competition was featured on a Velocity Network television special, and fans are already talking about the upcoming battle:

“Looking forward to competing with the other builders!” —Jefferson Bryant on Facebook

“This build is incredible!!!”
—Willy’s Garage

“The complete lineup of the Battle of the Builders projects are totally awesome!!!!!!”
—Bob Larson on Facebook

“One of the most amazing trucks I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been building them since the ’70s!”
—Keith VanDyke on Facebook

“Sweet hot rod, something old and something new and goes FAST!”
—Chad Sims on Facebook

Open to all builders with a display, feature or booth vehicle at the 2015 SEMA Show, this year’s competition is set to represent the industry’s top projects and talented builders, including those found on the Battle of the Builders Facebook page. Applicants who register before September 7 will be considered for inclusion in the November issue of SEMA News and other on-site promotional materials for the competition.

Enter the competition online, or visit www.semashow.com/botb for more information.  

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:54

By Becca Butler

 Battle of the Builders
The deadline to enter the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders is Monday, September 7.
  

Monday, September 7, is the deadline to apply for SEMA Battle of the Builders—a nationwide builder competition taking place at the 2015 SEMA Show.

Last year’s competition was featured on a Velocity Network television special, and fans are already talking about the upcoming battle:

“Looking forward to competing with the other builders!” —Jefferson Bryant on Facebook

“This build is incredible!!!”
—Willy’s Garage

“The complete lineup of the Battle of the Builders projects are totally awesome!!!!!!”
—Bob Larson on Facebook

“One of the most amazing trucks I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been building them since the ’70s!”
—Keith VanDyke on Facebook

“Sweet hot rod, something old and something new and goes FAST!”
—Chad Sims on Facebook

Open to all builders with a display, feature or booth vehicle at the 2015 SEMA Show, this year’s competition is set to represent the industry’s top projects and talented builders, including those found on the Battle of the Builders Facebook page. Applicants who register before September 7 will be considered for inclusion in the November issue of SEMA News and other on-site promotional materials for the competition.

Enter the competition online, or visit www.semashow.com/botb for more information.  

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 05:54

By Becca Butler

 Battle of the Builders
The deadline to enter the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders is Monday, September 7.
  

Monday, September 7, is the deadline to apply for SEMA Battle of the Builders—a nationwide builder competition taking place at the 2015 SEMA Show.

Last year’s competition was featured on a Velocity Network television special, and fans are already talking about the upcoming battle:

“Looking forward to competing with the other builders!” —Jefferson Bryant on Facebook

“This build is incredible!!!”
—Willy’s Garage

“The complete lineup of the Battle of the Builders projects are totally awesome!!!!!!”
—Bob Larson on Facebook

“One of the most amazing trucks I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been building them since the ’70s!”
—Keith VanDyke on Facebook

“Sweet hot rod, something old and something new and goes FAST!”
—Chad Sims on Facebook

Open to all builders with a display, feature or booth vehicle at the 2015 SEMA Show, this year’s competition is set to represent the industry’s top projects and talented builders, including those found on the Battle of the Builders Facebook page. Applicants who register before September 7 will be considered for inclusion in the November issue of SEMA News and other on-site promotional materials for the competition.

Enter the competition online, or visit www.semashow.com/botb for more information.