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Partially Transpo - Politico
What the PARTS Act before Congress means to you - Consumer Reports
PARTS Act Promotes Aftermarket Crash Parts with Design Patent Limits - BodyShop Business
U.S. House introduces bill to reduce OEM parts patent protection - Fender Bender
Industry Groups Supporting Crash Parts Law - Propertycasualty360.com
QPC Launches Facebook Contest to Increase Awareness of Aftermarket Part Bill - BodyShop Business
Quality Parts Coalition Launches Facebook Contest – Autobody News
Affordable Auto Parts Car Contest – Facebook App Stars
Quality Parts Coalition Asking Congress to Revisit Design Patent Issue Bodyshop Business
Economy Hurting A/M Parts Suppliers As Well As OEMs BodyShop Business
NAMIC, Nationwide urge Congress to support replacement auto parts bill
Insurace and Financial Advisor News Web
Bill may make you happier in the body shop The Examiner (MD)
Washington Automotive Wholesalers Association Joins Quality Parts Coaltion CollisionWeek
The Washington Autmotive Wholesalers Association (WAWA) has joined the Quality Parts Coaltiion (QPC) in its mission to protect the market for aftermarket parts by securing a permanent legislative change to U.S. design patent law.
Patent Office Town Hall Meeting Gathers Input on Design Protection Collision Week
The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday hosted the second in a series of town hall meetings on the subject of design protection at its Alexandria, Va., headquarters.
Ford Files New Patent Infringement Complaint for Mustang Parts Collision Week
On May 2, 2008, Ford filed a new design patent infringement complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging infringement of design patents for certain exterior repair parts for the 2005 Ford Mustang.
Aftermarket Groups Call for Support of Design Patent Exemption Collision Week
The Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA) and the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) individually voiced their support this week for the creation of a legal exemption to US design patent laws for aftermarket parts.
“Quality Parts Coalition Welcomes Ohio Valley Automotive Aftermarket Association" CollisionWeek
The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) announced that the Ohio Valley Automotive Aftermarket Association (OVAAA) has joined the coalition's effort to secure a legal exception for aftermarket parts against the automakers design patent protections.
“Aftermarket Groups Bring Repair Clause Message to Florida Lawmakers" CollisionWeek
The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) and Florida Automotive Industry Association (FAIA) last week met with Florida state legislators to emphasize the importance of preserving competition in the automotive aftermarket collision industry, urging state legislators to take the message to the federal level.
“U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony in Favor of Repair Clause" CollisionWeek
Adding a "repair clause" to United States design patent law is critical to keeping prices fair and the automotive collision parts marketplace free, according to recent testimony by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
“Southeast Aftermarket Association Joins Design Patent Fight" CollisionWeek
The Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) announced that the Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast, Inc. (AAAS) has joined as a partner in the Coalition's ongoing effort to combat the automobile manufacturing industry's attempt to block the sale of aftermarket parts by claiming design patent protection.
"European Parliament Votes to Open EU to Aftermarket Parts" CollisionWeek
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to allow the sale of aftermarket crash parts in every member nation of the European Union.
"Quality Parts Coalition Applauds Most Influential Women Winners" CollisionWeek
At the ninth annual Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry Awards held during the 2007 International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE), Dolores Richardson, president of the Automotive Body Parts Association and active member of the Quality Parts Coalition, was among five women honored for their commitment to the collision repair industry.
"Aftermarket Alliance Endorses Quality Parts Coalition" CollisionWeek
During the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA) October 30, 2007, member meeting, ASAAA endorsed the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC). The organizations have agreed to collaborate in the fight against the "automakers' monopoly on aftermarket collision parts" to preserve competition in the replacement collision parts market.
Submitted to House Judiciary IP Subcommittee for PARTS Act Hearing
Testimony of Neal Menefee, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Hearing on PARTS Act
Testimony of Jack Gillis, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Hearing on PARTS Act
Submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Automotive Design Patents
Quality Parts Coalition and LKQ Corporation
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI)
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)
Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA)
The Coalition for Auto Repair Quality (CARE)
Consumer Federation of America
Florida Automotive Industries Association (FAIA)
Microeconomic Consulting & Research Associates, Inc. (MiCRA)