New CLE on Protecting Aftermarket Auto Parts with IP Protection

Ford, Chevy, Dodge… America is known around the world for our car culture and our love of the automotive industry. And if it’s one thing that many Americans enjoy doing, it’s customizing their cars by slapping on the hottest new rims or upgrading to the most fuel-efficient oxygen sensor.

The Aftermarket Auto Industry

The aftermarket auto industry is big business domestically and the globe. The industry is slated to expand exponentially over the coming years with an estimated target revenue of $680 billion by 2024.

This course will discuss common legal issues in the aftermarket automotive industry and focuses on intellectual property concerns regarding aftermarket auto parts. The main subjects covered include: the aftermarket auto industry, how to protect inventions, how to protect the name of a company or product, how to enforce a trademark, how use copyright protection for websites & artwork, pre-litigation strategies to avoid court, the role of product liability insurance, facing a potential lawsuit and how to advise clients. To access the course please click here: Trick That Ride: Protecting Aftermarket Auto Parts with IP Protection.

Eric, Ed and Dave also discuss:

  • The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Convention
  • Protecting manufacturers
  • Provisional patents
  • Potential investors
  • Trade secret protection
  • Foreign IP protection
  • Descriptive trademarks
  • Enforcing & policing marks
  • Registering copyrights
  • Statutory damages
  • Copyright myths
  • Additional insureds
  • The schedule of assets

An intellectual property attorney, Eric Hancom is actively involved in overseeing litigation, contract negotiation and customs issues in the U.S., Asia, Europe, South American and Australia over matters ranging from patent and trademark infringement to breach of contract. Edward W. Burns has extensive litigation experience in State and Federal Court and assists clients in protecting corporate intellectual property, including infringement litigation. David Branfman focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, motion pictures & TV and music.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.