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“Ask an Expert:” Schedule a Free One-on-One Meeting With an Intellectual Property, Tax Credit or Antitrust Expert

SEMA members have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an expert on intellectual property rights (patent, trademarks, copyrights), tax credits or antitrust laws.

Transition to Chip Card Payment System to Shift Liability Onto Merchants

In October 2015, the major credit card companies will shift liability for fraud onto merchants that do not make the switch from payment terminals that read magnetic strips to terminals equipped with electronic chip-reading technology.

California Bill to Require Additional Labeling on Automotive Products Stalls as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation to require manufacturers of designated consumer goods, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website died when the legislature adjourned for the year.

Congress Passes Business-Friendly E-Warranty Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling requirements for consumer products by providing warranty information online.

Have You Registered a Patent or Trademark? Your Competition Has…

Protecting the intellectual property rights (IPR) of its members is a top SEMA priority.

California Enacts Legislation to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria

Governor Brown signed into law legislation amending how California enforces “Made in U.S.A.” labels.

California Bill to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria Goes to Governor

Legislation to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling has been passed by the state legislature and sent to Governor Brown for his signature and enactment into law.

Washington State Patrol to Retain Existing Bumper/Windshield Standards

Responding to comments submitted by SEMA to a proposed motor-vehicle equipment rule, the Washington State Patrol opted to retain the current maximum bumper height for passenger vehicles and the minimum height requirement for windshields.

SEMA Submits Comments to Washington State Motor Vehicle Equipment Proposal

In comments submitted to a rule proposed by the Washington State Patrol to update the state’s motor vehicle equipment standards, SEMA opposed efforts to modify the regulations by lowering the maximum bumper height requirement for passenger vehicles from 22 inches to 20 inches.

EPA Seeks to Limit New Uses of Trichloroethylene

When used as a metal degreasing solvent, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified some potential health risks of Trichloroethylene and would prefer voluntarily limiting its exposure or switching to alternative chemicals.
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