NEXT SHOW DATES: SUMMER 2013
In order to attend as a buyer, you will need atleast 2 of the following pieces of identification:
- STATE Business License
- STATE Sales Tax ID
- STATE Tobacco Resale License
- Business Card
You will also need to present one of the following:
- Drivers License (to show you are 18 or older) OR an Identification card (to show you are 18 or older)
You must be 18 or older to attend. You must have an ID on you at all times for verfication.
If you are a MATERIAL SUPPLIER, MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR OR OTHER BUSINESS OWNER WITHIN THE INDUSTRY, you are welcome to purchase a 1 DAY VENDOR PASS if you choose to do business to promote for your company within the show. No product or product promotion is permitted within the trade show from a company or individual that does NOT have a vendor pass OR an exhibitor room.
If you are considered PRESS, you MUST contact us within 2 weeks before the trade show to apply for authorization to enter the event. You may be required to employ a trade show concierge that will accompany you throughout the show until your press work is complete. Credentials must be submitted prior to the event for approval. Press that show up on site without pre-authorization will be subject to a short rigorous approval process and absolutely must have credentials with them.
Each vendor is subject to an informal approval process before a showroom may be selected. Once you are approved, you will be able to pay and request your showroom location.
breaking these rules will get you removed from the show
1. There is NO ROOM SHARING ALLOWED. One exhibitor per room.
2. All glass must be American made from start to finish.
3. Your conduct must reflect professionalism and maturity.
4. No public displays of drunkenness, No harassment, No violence.
Shhhhh! A.G.E. is an invite only event. Our attendees have been invited by exhibitors personally or have heard about the show via word of mouth. We are the most exclusive multi purpose trade show within the industry. We're like that trendy club that you need to get on the VIP list for. You absolutely must have credentials in order to be admitted. No public is allowed.
Copyrights vs. Trademarks: Related but Different
Copyrights and trademarks, which are sometimes confused, provide different forms of protection. Copyright law protects the way authors and artists express facts and ideas (but not the underlying facts and ideas). Unlike copyright law, trademark law protects names, titles, short phrases and other symbols that distinguish the source of one product (or service) from another. Trademarks -- which are a form of commercial shorthand -- are important in a marketing sense because they establish goodwill between a purchaser and seller. A service mark relates to services in the same way a trademark relates to products.
Just about anything that identifies and distinguishes products and services in the marketplace can function as a trademark. A trademark can be a word, symbol, distinctive phrase, design, product shape, combination of letters or numbers, or even a sound or a smell that identifies and distinguishes particular goods from those of others.
Unlike copyrights that exist from the moment of creation, trademarks generally develop over a period of time -- gathering strength through public recognition. While copyrights grow old, die and fall into the public domain, trademark rights can continue indefinitely if there is continuous use, and the mark (shorthand for trademark) is not permitted to lose its trademark significant by becoming a generic term. Even the tests for copyright and trademark infringement differ.
Take the Trademark Infringement Test
Copyright infringement requires "substantial similarity" of protected elements, whereas the test for traditional trademark infringement is "confusing similarity." That is, the test for trademark infringement asks whether the ordinary buyer -- not looking for subtle differences or fine details -- would believe both products (or services) came from the same source. The key to trademark infringement is "likelihood of confusion," i.e., whether two marks are sufficiently alike to cause consumer confusion as to their source or origin. Courts consider the following factors in determining likelihood of confusion:
If you have any questions please contact us!