IP for SMEs: protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in Europe and Latin America

With the advent of increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. Although attending a trade fair or exhibition can reap substantial benefits, SMEs should be aware of the possible risks for their Intellectual Property protected -or protectable- creations, products and services that are implied.

IP for SMEs: protecting your IP at Trade Fairs

With the advent of increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. Although attending a trade fair or exhibition can reap substantial benefits, SMEs should be aware of the possible risks for their Intellectual Property protected -or protectable- creations, products and services that are implied.

Patent infringement in Mexico

Freiheit, a German SME in the communication sector, filed on July 2018 a patent application before the European Patent Office (EPO). The patent, that presented an innovative communication device with unique interoperability functionalities, was sucessfully registered in all the European countries designated by the company.