In 2006, Messe Frankfurt became the first trade fair organiser worldwide to launch an initiative against brand and product piracy: “Messe Frankfurt against Copying”. This initiative aims to ensure that exhibitors and visitors are fully informed and advised about the registration and assertion of intellectual property rights. That is why it offers an information stand at all of Messe Frankfurt’s own events, both within Germany and at selected trade fairs abroad. Here, experts from our partners are on hand to answer questions pertaining to the topic of intellectual property rights and advise exhibitors on what to do in the event of infringements.
Messe Frankfurt works in close cooperation with official bodies and private organisations in the field of protection of intellectual property rights for all activities associated with its initiative. Thus, exhibitors and visitors are able to find out at first hand how they can register and assert their intellectual property rights.
In urgent cases, Messe Frankfurt arranges for legal support, and an on-site emergency legal service offers exhibitors free initial advice during the fairs.
The success of “Messe Frankfurt against Copying” has been striking: more than 28,000 customers have taken advantage of the information on offer since the initiative was launched. The number of products seized by customs has fallen significantly – by as much as 95 percent at individual fairs.
Our efforts to increase awareness are working, for exhibitors are better informed, and are increasingly interested in getting down to details. They are protecting their products and brands more effectively, e.g. by registering their intellectual property rights with the relevant authorities.
Our many years of commitment to protect against brand and product piracy was recognised in 2013 at the 26th Mercury Awards in New York in the category “Campaign – Non-Profit/Public Affairs”. For further information, please click on the link according to the corresponding press information.
Our many years of commitment in the fight against brand and product piracy has recently been awarded at the 26th Mercury Awards in New York. For further information, please click on the link to the according press information.
You will further find a compact overview of everything you need to know in our brochure “Protection against brand and product piracy”.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. You can reach us by email at against copying @messefrankfurt .com or by phone on +49 69 75 75-1273!