„Enjoy your FAIRytale“
For many companies, the exhibition at a fair is the most important marketing platform. In a short period of time, you are able to introduce yourself to a wide range of potential customers and business partners, present your company and make the first important steps towards new business transactions. Therefore, everything should run smoothly at a fair and there shouldn’t be any nasty surprises.
- We would be pleased to advise you in advance of the fair and check your IP-portfolio with you;
- We are at your disposal – also by mobile phone – during the fair for possible questions;
- If you are worried that you might receive a warning letter during a fair, we can draft a Schutzschrift prior to the fair and prevent possible injunctions during the fair. German courts decide quickly on alleged infringement accusations during fairs, also over the weekend, so you should be armed!
***A Schutzschrift is a specialty of German law. It is like you deposit your statement of defence with the court before the actual statement of claim, the application for an injunction was filed by your opponent. The court will also consider your presentation of the facts and won’t render its decision solely on the basis of the representation of the facts by the opponent. Please be aware that under German civil procedure law, each party only has to present the facts that are favorable to it and does not have to give an accurate picture of the overall circumstances. Although the decision by the court may only be “interim”, i.e. preliminary, however it can still hit you hard and even harder coming as a complete surprise (without hearing at court and without prior information about the opponent’s pleadings).
- If you receive a warning letter during a fair, we will advise you on your rights and obligations, defend your position or assist in the correct phrasing of a declaration to cease and desist. During a fair, very short deadlines apply and a fast response is required.
We are there for you, so that you can make the most of your trade fair exhibition and are not distracted by legal issues.