South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Joint International Helpdesks Trade Fair Guide – Protecting your IP at Trade Fairs

This guide provides an overview of Intellectual Property (IP) protection strategy for EU SMEs specifically on how to be ready before, during and after a trade fair or exhibition in China, South-East Asia 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 IP risks that are implied. This guide will provide you with a concrete understanding of all you need to know on this topic.