SEMA eNews Vol. 11, No. 37, September 11, 2008

SAFEGUARD YOUR COMPANY AGAINST ILLEGAL KNOCKOFFS AND COUNTERFEITS

Why lose market share to counterfeit or knockoff products?

SEMA has assembled an all-star cast of experts to help you learn how to protect your intellectual property through patents, trademarks, and copyrights. This invaluable seminar, scheduled Monday, November 3, a day before the 2008 SEMA Show begins, will allow you to focus on this important topic without worrying about lost Show sales.

Expert panelists with first-hand knowledge of the specialty-equipment market will cover the basics, from deciding what kind of IP needs protection, registering your IP with the proper government authorities, and developing a plan to enforce your IP rights.

The panelists will also share valuable tips on working with United States Customs and other agencies to help stop the importation of counterfeit or infringing products.

SEMA Show Attendees: Click here to register now (log-in required)!

What: "From Registration to Litigation: How to Safeguard Your Company Against Illegal Knockoffs and Counterfeits."
When: Monday, November 3, 2008, 8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center N255-257
Who:

  • Stuart Gosswein, SEMA (moderator)
  • Merritt R. Blakeslee, deKieffer & Horgan
  • Steven D. Lustig, Dickinson Wright
  • Christopher Robertson, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (invited)
  • Robert J. Roby, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

For more information, contact Stuart Gosswein: stuartg@sema.org.

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