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Smart-Home Security at the world's leading trade fair Productronica

This year's "Productronica" provides an overview of the latest advances in the manufacture and development of electronics. This year's focus is on further development and safety in the smart home area. With around 1,560 exhibitors from 43 countries on an area of 88,000 square meters, Productronica is the world's leading trade fair in this field. During the trade fair period from 12 to 15 November 2019, the DPMA will be on the road with our mobile IP experts to deal with your questions and concerns about intellectual property rights.

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Robotics at MEDICA

Take a step into the future and experience artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data and robotics at your fingertips. The latest developments, for example in the field of digital health solutions, as well as topic-related exhibits from various research institutions will be on display this year at MEDICA in Düsseldorf from 18 to 21 November 2019. The DPMA will also be at the fair and will answer questions about industrial property rights. You will find us at the joint booth with the Zentralstelle Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz (Zoll) at the North Entrance. We look forward to your visit.

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

Please refer to the calendar on the German website.

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, if required, directly at their stands as part of our mobile trade fair team “Mobile IP experts”. 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. At which trade fair you can meet our team, please have a look at the trade fair calendar.


If there are any questions concerning the planning of trade fairs, please contact us:

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Last updated: 8 November 2019 


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