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Exhibition priority

For utility models, trade marks and designs which are displayed at a domestic or foreign exhibition prior to filing an application with the DPMA, "exhibition protection" may be claimed, which is known as exhibition priority. In principle, the filing date is crucial for the priority of an application and for examining novelty of the invention or the design. This principle is modified by the exhibition priority, which grants applicants protection in the form of a right of priority from the very first day of the display at the exhibition. Please refer to our glossary for detailed information on exhibition priority. You will find an overview of trade fairs published by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection pursuant to Section 15(3) of the Design Act (Designgesetz), Section 6a(3) of the Utility Model Act (Gebrauchsmustergesetz) and Section 35(3) of the Trade Mark Act (Markengesetz) under the search term "Ausstellungsschutz" (exhibition protection) in the Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger).

Trade fair calendar 2019
Date  Name of trade fair  Location  Hall/stand 
January 
14-20/01/2019  imm cologne  Cologne  Mobile IP experts  
30/01-03/02/2019  Spielwarenmesse  Nuremberg  Mobile IP experts  
February 
08-12/02/2019  ambiente  Frankfurt  Mobile IP experts  
22-25/02/2019  INHORGENTA  Munich  Mobile IP experts  
March 
13-17/03/2019  Internationale Handwerksmesse  Mobile IP experts  
17-19/03/2019  ProWein  Düsseldorf  Mobile IP experts  
April 
01-05/04/2019  Hannovermesse  Hanover  Co-exhibitor with BMWi
Hall 2, booth C28 
04-07/04/2019  FIBO  Cologne  Mobile IP experts  
08-14/04/2019  BAUMA  Munich  Booth together with Deutscher Zoll
Gate West, booth EWE 19 
May 
14-17/05/2019  Techtextil  Frankfurt  Mobile IP experts  
June 
04-07/06/2019  transport logistic  Munich  Hall A5, booth A5.126 
24-27/06/2019  LASER World of PHOTONICS  Munich  Mobile IP experts  
September
04-07/09/2019  EUROBIKE  Friedrichshafen  Mobile IP experts  
06-11/09/2019  IFA  Berlin  Booth together with Deutscher Zoll 
16-21/09/2019  EMO  Hannover  Mobile IP experts  
Oktober 
05-09/10/2019  Anuga  Cologne  Mobile IP experts  
31/10-03/11/2019  iENA  Nuremberg  Stand 
November 
12-15/11/2019  productronica  Munich  Mobile IP experts  
18-21/11/2019  MEDICA  Düsseldorf  Booth together with Deutscher Zoll 
 
You can also download the trade fair calendar 2019 as a x-Datei CSV file (in German). 

Mobile IP experts

Why are industrial property rights important? We will be pleased to answer this question. Even at trade fairs. We often realise that, even though exhibitors at trade fairs require a lot of information about IP rights, they lack the time to visit the DPMA’s information stands. We have found a solution. Trained DPMA staff visit exhibitors directly at their stands as part of our mobile trade fair team “Mobile IP experts”. We provide information about search facilities and ask the exhibitors what kind of information they need for the protection of innovations, trade marks or designs. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of written information material online. If you wish, we can also send it by post.
Please make an appointment with us if you would like us to visit you at your stand. You can call us on +49 89 2195-1000.

Contact

If there are any questions concerning the planning of trade fairs, please contact us:
messeorganisation@dpma.de

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Last updated: 18/02/19 

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