Preparation of exhibitors
To contact with exhibition organizers to find out whether they provide regulatory service on IPR infringement of all exhibitors as well as the way the regulatory mechanism works.
To make sure IPR is legally registered and valid.
To legally participate in the exhibition and not infringe IPR of others.
To bring IPR ownership certificates to prove the ownership.
To engage an IPR lawyer to prevent any dispute.
The treatment of IPR infringement
Treatment of IPR infringement before exhibition
Once a person of the same trade is to display IPR infringing goods, an exhibitor could take the following actions:
To inform the exhibition organizers in written and attach rights certificates, and tell the organizers that some exhibitors will infringe his IPR and require the organizers to prevent their participation.
To complain with the local IPR administration and tell the administration some exhibitors will display goods infringing his IPR and require the administration stop it.
To require the IPR administration of the jurisdiction where your company or the infringer’s is located to investigate IPR infringement acts in time.
Treatment of IPR infringement during exhibition
Exhibitors could file IPR infringement complaints with IPR complaint office of the exhibition or directly with IPR administration. To resort to the complaint office, right holders should submit the following materials:
IPR ownership certificates;
The basic information about the parties as suspected to have committed any infringement;
The explanations and evidence for any suspected infringement;
Where an agent is entrusted to file a complaint, the relevant Power of Attorney shall be submitted.
Treatment of IPR infringement after exhibition
After exhibition, right holders can resort to administrative complaints and civil proceedings. In case of serious IPR infringement constituting IPR crimes, right holders could report to public organs.