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IPR protection

IPR protection is granted annually for designs and trademarks exhibited at InnoTrans in accordance with the stipulations of Section 15 paragraph 2 of the Designgesetz (DesignG, German Design Act), Section 6a paragraph 2 of the Gebrauchsmustergesetz (GebrMG, German Utility Model Act) und Section 35 paragraph 1 Nr. 2, paragraph 3 of the Markengesetz (MarkenG, German Trademark Act).

This IPR protection ensures that the intellectual property rights of any novelty will not be protected only from the date on which an exhibitor registers a novel invention with Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA, German Patent and Trademark Office); they will be protected from the first day on which such novelty is exhibited at the fair. However, as a pre-requisite for claiming such priority, the novel invention must be registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office within six (6) months following the first day on which it was exhibited at the fair.

Important note: No such priority can be claimed for patents.

Messe Berlin GmbH will be happy to issue exhibition certificates for the products shown at our fairs. The form can be downloaded here. The completed certificate will be signed and stamped at the fair by Messe Berlin GmbH.

Please note that Messe Berlin GmbH cannot provide any legal advice. We recommend that you obtain professional consultancy services from a lawyer or law firm.

Exhibition certificate (PDF, 31.6 kB)

Please note that Messe Berlin cannot offer any legal advice. Specialist advice from an attorney is strongly recommended.

For additional details see below:

  • Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German Patent and Trademark Office):
  • Zentralstelle gewerblicher Rechtsschutz (Central Office for the Protection of Industrial Property):
  • Patentanwaltskammer (Association of Patent Attorneys):
  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin (Berlin Association of Patent Attorneys):
  • Aktionskreis Produkt- und Markenpiraterie (Action Group for Combating Product and Trademark Piracy):
  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology):


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