Importance of protecting intellectual property rights when participating in an exhibition in China

When planning participation in any such exhibition, IPR consideration must be an essential part of the preparation. Regulations and measures issued by Chinese authorities provide a good framework enabling PRC rights holders to react to IPR infringement at exhibitions in a quicker and more effective manner. However, to fully benefit from the existing IPR protections channels, it is important to be proactive and begin preparing well in advance. Consider seeking expert advice in drafting a comprehensive strategy best suited to your particular needs.

The basics

The basis of any IPR protection action taken in China is the registration of your rights in the early stages of planning the entry into the Chinese market. The following basic actions provide a firm foundation for a good IP strategy:

Trademarks
Copyrights
Patents
IPR protection measures at exhibitions
IPR protection measures taken by Reed exhibitions
What do you need to do?
Documents to prepare
Other precautions
Who can you contact?

Contacts:

Schmitt & Orlov Intellectual Property (Beijing Office)
  
   Mr. Edouard Schmitt zur Höhe
  Email: edouard@shcmitt-orlov.asia
  Tel:  +86 (0)10 8446 4788
  Fax:  +86 (0)10 8446 4968

Schmitt & Orlov Intellectual Property (Shanghai Office)
  
  Ms. Chris Li
  Email: chris@schmitt-orlov.asia
  Tel:  +86 186 2181 3050

  Reed Exhibitions Practical Guide to Intellectual Property Rights Protection

 
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