Trade fairs

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Trade fair calendar 2024

Please refer to the calendar on the German website.


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

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. You will find an overview of trade fairs published by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection pursuant to externer Link Section 15(3) of the Design Act (Designgesetz), externer Link Section 6a(3) of the Utility Model Act (Gebrauchsmustergesetz) and externer Link Section 35(3) of the Trade Mark Act (Markengesetz) under the search term "Ausstellungsschutz" (exhibition protection) in the externer Link Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger).

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Last updated: 22 November 2023