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Legal & Regulatory: Curbing Resale Price Erosion in the Automotive Aftermarket: Everything You Always Wanted to Know, But Didn’t Know Who to Ask (LR1)

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November 2, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

Presented by: Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Co-Chair Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Consolidating distribution, the growth in big-box retailing and the explosion of online sales have caused corrosive price competition among traditional resellers in the automotive aftermarket and those with lower costs of doing business, leading to resale price erosion that jeopardizes brand equity, consumer service and reseller viability.

In a realistic, no-nonsense presentation, various lawful approaches that can be taken to prevent or manage this situation will be discussed, as well as which alternatives work best in particular circumstances. Recent developments and innovative options will be highlighted.

Legal & Regulatory: Addressing the Mess in Resale Pricing: A Practical Panel Discussion (LR2)

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When: 
November 2, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

Presented by: Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Co-Chair Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group, Freeborn & Peters LLP; Dave Ziozios, CEO, Motovicity

Resale price erosion affects every level of distribution—manufacturers, warehouse/distributors and both brick-and-mortar and online dealers and retailers. With this in mind, this interactive discussion involves a knowledgeable, sometimes provocative, representative from each of the primary stakeholders to talk about the key issues, the actions often taken or ignored and the effects on the market and the players. Attendees are encouraged to participate with their own questions and comments.

Legal & Regulatory: Don't Overpay Your Taxes! An Introduction to the R&D Tax Credit (LR3)

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When: 
November 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

Presented by: Kirk Chen, Co-founder & Managing Director, Meritum Consulting

This session will address the history of the R&D (aka Manufacturer’s) Tax Credit; what the IRS considers to be R&D; capturing R&D expenditures; the potential risks and rewards; actual-case examples; and how this applies to SEMA members.

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Legal & Regulatory: Patents: Your Automotive Products In a Changing World (LR7)

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When: 
November 2, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254

Presented by: Justin Poplin, Department Chairman, Intellectual Property Transactions/Partner, Lathrop & Gage LLP; Marshall Honeyman, Intellectual Property Lawyer/Partner, Lathrop & Gage LLP

New laws are changing the way patents should be pursued, and how you should view the patents of others. This course offers practical solutions to the challenges presented by your businesses inventions – the objective being to build leverage though the patent process. To achieve this, you will learn how to:

Legal & Regulatory: Schedule a Free Private Meeting with a Trademark, Patent, Copyright, Tax, Customs/Enforcement or Antitrust Attorney (LR5)

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When: 
November 3, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N242

Sponsored by ETTN, HRIA, MPMC, WTC & ARMO Councils.

SEMA members have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an intellectual property rights, Customs or antitrust attorney. Private meetings are available in 20 minute segments. Please specify your area of interest when you schedule your appointment(s), so that we can pair you with an attorney specializing in that discipline. Among the topics covered by our experts:

Legal & Regulatory: Schedule a Free Private Meeting with a Trademark, Patent, Copyright, Tax, Customs/Enforcement or Antitrust Attorney (LR6)

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When: 
November 4, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N242

Sponsored by ETTN, HRIA, MPMC, WTC & ARMO Councils.

SEMA members have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an intellectual property rights, Customs or antitrust attorney. Private meetings are available in 20 minute segments. Please specify your area of interest when you schedule your appointment(s), so that we can pair you with an attorney specializing in that discipline. Among the topics covered by our experts:

Legal & Regulatory: The SEMA Way to Emissions Legal Products (LR4)

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When: 
November 5, 2015 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

Panelists:  Russ Deane, SEMA General Counsel; Mike Spagnola, SEMA VP, OEM and Product Development; Jim McFarland, SEMA Technical Consultant; Peter Treydte, SEMA Compliance Manager

After all the hard work of developing innovative new performance products, how do you legally get them into the market? SEMA has untangled a variety of state and federal emissions compliance requirements while identifying alternative paths to navigating the regulatory landscape. Now there is a well-defined path to achieve compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, from start to finish.

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