How to protect your IP at the upcoming trade fairs in Hong Kong

Tuesday 10th July 2012

Every year, numerous trade fairs are organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (“HKTDC”) and held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Some exhibitors take this opportunity to display and solicit orders for copied or otherwise infringing products.

It is possible and vital, to take immediate action against such exhibitors by:

  1. filing on-the-spot complaints with the HKTDC for the immediate removal of any displayed infringing products; and
  2. serving cease and desist letters to the exhibitors and perusing for compliance after the fairs have finished.

The upcoming fairs in 2012/2013 are:

Date

Event

3-6 July 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer
18-24 July 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair
20-22 July 2012 Better Living Expo – for Beauty, Well-Being & Senior Products, Cooking & Dining, Hobbies & Learning and Value Shopping
16-18 Aug 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair
16-18 Aug 2012 International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products
16-20 Aug 2012 HKTDC Food Expo
5-9 Sept 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair
13-16 Oct 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition)
13-16 Oct 2012 electronicAsia
27-29 Oct 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair
27-30 Oct 2012 Eco Expo Asia – International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection
27-30 Oct 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition)
28-30 Oct 2012 Sports Source Asia
7-9 Nov 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair
8-10 Nov 2012 HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair
Coinciding with Asian Logistics & Maritime Conference on 8 Nov 2012
6-8 Dec 2012 HKTDC World SME Expo
6-8 Dec 2012 HKTDC Inno Design Tech Expo
Coinciding with “Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum” on 7 Dec 2012
7-9 Jan 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show
7-10 Jan 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair
7-10 Jan 2013 Hong Kong International Stationery Fair
7-10 Jan 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair
14-17 Jan 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter
14-17 Jan 2013 HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong
31 Jan-3 Feb 2013 HKTDC Education & Careers Expo
5-9 March 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
18-21 March 2013 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART)
6-9 April 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition)
13-16 April 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition)
13-16 April 2013 HKTDC International ICT Expo
20-23 April 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair
20-23 April 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair
27-30 April 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair
27-30 April 2013 Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair
May 2013 HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair

 
To enforce your IP rights, the HKTDC will be prepared to accept infringement complaints on the basis of one of a registered trade mark or design or granted patent in Hong Kong or proof of subsistence and ownership of Copyright by the complainant, or an affidavit of copyright ownership.

If are concerned with any of the goods displayed at the fairs, or would like us to engage a private investigator on your behalf we are able to work closely with our Hong Kong associates to help you protect your intellectual property.

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