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The DPMA at the glasstec in Düsseldorf

The 25. glasstec will take place in Düsseldorf from 23 to 26 October. Over 1,250 exhibitors from over 50 nations are expected to attend the anniversary event of the world's leading trade fair for the glass industry. This time, the main focus will be on the following trend themes

  • Industry 4.0
  • Thin glass
  • Facades and Smart Glasses as well as
  • Craftsmanship and interior design.

You can find out how best to protect your glass innovations at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office's stand in Hall 10, Stand 10A22 on all days of the fair.

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 2018
Date  Name of trade fair  Location  Hall/stand 
09/-11/01/2018  PSI  Düsseldorf  Hall 9 
31/01-04/02/2018  Spielwarenmesse  Nuremberg   Booth together with Deutscher Zoll, Hall 11.1, Stand H-01 and mobile IP experts 
09/-13/02/2018  Ambiente  Frankfurt  mobile IP experts 
14/-15/03/2018  LogiMAT  Stuttgart  Hall 6, Stand 6D61 
18/-23/03/2018  Light + Building  Frankfurt  mobile IP experts 
20/-23.03/2018  Anuga Food Tech  Cologne  Service Center Nord, Counter 77 and mobile IP experts 
10/-13/04/2018  analytica  Munich  mobile IP experts 
14/-15/04/2018  VELOBerlin  Berlin  Hall 6, Stand C 04 
23/-27/04/2018  Hannover Messe  Hanover  Co-Exhibitor at the BMWi Pavilion (26/-27/04), Hall 2, Stand C28 
14/-18/05/2018  IFAT  Munich  mobile IP experts 
11/-15/06/2018  CEBIT  Hanover  Co-Exhibitor at the BMWi Pavilion (12/-15/04), Hall 27, Stand E77 
19/-22/06/2018  automatica  Munich  mobile IP experts 
08/-10/07/2018  Euro-Bike  Friedrichshafen  mobile IP experts 
11/-15/09/2018  Automechanika  Frankfurt  mobile IP experts 
18/-21/09/2018  innoTrans  Berlin  mobile IP experts 
25/-28/09/2018  Wind Energy  Hamburg  Hall B7, Stand B7.235 
12/-13/10/2018  deGUT  Berlin  Stand  
16/-18/10/2018  eMove 360°  Munich  Hall A6, Stand 109  
23/-26/10/2018  glasstec  Düsseldorf  Hall 10, Stand 10A22 
01/-04/11/2018  iENA  Nuremberg  Hall 3C, Stand D01  
12/-15/11/2018  MEDICA  Düsseldorf  Booth together with Deutscher Zoll, Hall EN, Stand EN04 
13/-16/11/2018  electronica  Munich  mobile IP experts 
15/11/2018  MUT  Leipzig  Stand  
21/-23/11/2018  Markenforum 2018  Munich  IP conference with DPMA stand  
no date fixed yet  Bayerischer Patentkongress  Munich  IP conference with DPMA stand  
You can also download our trade fair calendar as a x-Datei x-Datei CSV file (in German).  

[1] 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.

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Last updated: 22/10/18 


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