There are about 2,400 exhibitors at this year’s SEMA show, and about the same number of exhibitors at the nearby Aftermarket Products Expo.
MacGillivray said that if the companies whose displays were seized “are found at fault, they will not be coming back to the SEMA show.”
Van Dongen said in the blog that the temporary injunction and seizure order OMIX-ADA won in federal court on Tuesday is not just about its product line and intellectual property. “It’s something that is industry-wide and something that has been building up and becoming more and more rampant over the past two to three years.”
In the blog, Van Dongen said OMIX-ADA was “willing to work with other companies in the Jeep aftermarket -- even ones normally considered competitors -- to eradicate these types of counterfeiters.” He said such counterfeit parts “are hard to catch in customs. “These individual pieces, there is no way to intercept them and it’s a major problem, so that’s what really started this."