South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in South-East Asia

Trade fairs provide intellectual property (IP) owners with the opportunity to present their innovations and ideas to potential business partners and customers in Southeast Asia and they allow them to learn from and collaborate with other innovators. There is, however, a risk, in that disclosing your innovations to the public leaves you exposed to third parties copying and infringing on your IP.

This guide will demonstrate how you can prepare yourself before, during and after a trade fair or an exhibition in Southeast Asia. It also includes advice on identifying business partners at trade fairs