Amazon Spheres, Seattle
Automotive aftermarket suppliers will meet with Amazon’s executive team on June 6 to discuss intellectual property issues and tour the retail giant’s Seattle head office.
The meeting is being arranged by the Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
Amazon has become increasingly involved in the delivery of automotive aftermarket parts in recent years, and is widely seen as being a potential disruptive force in the traditional auto parts supply chain.
MEMA is inviting members in all of its divisions, including aftermarket suppliers, heavy duty suppliers, and OE suppliers.
Amazon representatives will discuss a number of issues including counterfeit parts, and tools and equipment. A round table discussion will follow.
Catherine Boland, MEMA vice president of government affairs, will also present an update on the latest regulations and legislations.