展会知识产权保护

IPR protection in exhibition

为加强展会期间知识产权保护,维护会展业秩序,推动会展业的健康发展,我国于2006年3月1日颁布了《展会知识产权保护办法》,明确了知识产权行政执法与展会现场处理的衔接。

In order to strengthen IPR protection during exhibition, maintain the order of exhibition industry and promote the sound development thereof, the Protection Measures for Intellectual Property Rights during Exhibitions has been formulated on March 1, 2006, clarifying the integration of IPR administrative law enforcement and onsite treatment.


参展商在展会前的准备
Preparation of exhibitors

1.与展会组织者进行联系,了解他们是否对参展商的知识产权侵权行为提供监管服务,以及这一工作机制如何运作。

To contact with exhibition organizers to find out whether they provide regulatory service on IPR infringement of all exhibitors as well as the way the regulatory mechanism works.

2.确保在我国拥有合法有效的且已经注册的知识产权。

To make sure IPR is legally registered and valid.

3.合法参展,确保不侵犯他人知识产权。

To legally participate in the exhibition and not infringe IPR of others.

4.携带知识产权权属文件,以证明自己享有相关的知识产权。

To bring IPR ownership certificates to prove the ownership.

5.可以聘请知识产权律师,以防止任何争议的产生。

To engage an IPR lawyer to prevent any dispute.


发现知识产权侵权行为的处理
The treatment of IPR infringement

1.展会前发现侵权行为的处理
  Treatment of IPR infringement before exhibition

如果发现有侵权的同行可能将侵权产品参展,参展商可以采取以下行动:

Once a person of the same trade is to display IPR infringing goods, an exhibitor could take the following actions:

(1)以书面的形式告知展会的主办方,并且附上自己的相关权利证明。告知某参展商可能侵犯自己的知识产权,希望制止其参展。

To inform the exhibition organizers in written and attach rights certificates, and tell the organizers that some exhibitors will infringe his IPR and require the organizers to prevent their participation.

(2)向展会所在地的知识产权管理部门投诉,告知某参展商可能将侵犯自己知识产权的产品在展会上展出,希望制止。

To complain with the local IPR administration and tell the administration some exhibitors will display goods infringing his IPR and require the administration stop it.

(3)还可以向自己或侵权者公司所在的知识产权管理部门,要求及时查处侵权行为。

To require the IPR administration of the jurisdiction where your company or the infringer’s is located to investigate IPR infringement acts in time.

2.展会进行中发现侵权行为的处理
  Treatment of IPR infringement during exhibition

参展商在展会进行中发现侵权行为可以向展会知识产权投诉机构投诉也可直接向知识产权行政管理部门投诉。权利人向投诉机构投诉的,应当提交以下材料:

Exhibitors could file IPR infringement complaints with IPR complaint office of the exhibition or directly with IPR administration. To resort to the complaint office, right holders should submit the following materials:

(1)知识产权权属文件;

IPR ownership certificates;

(2)涉嫌侵权当事人的基本信息;

The basic information about the parties as suspected to have committed any infringement;

(3)涉嫌侵权的理由和证据;

The explanations and evidence for any suspected infringement;

(4)委托代理人投诉的,应提交授权委托书。

Where an agent is entrusted to file a complaint, the relevant Power of Attorney shall be submitted.

3.展会后发现侵权行为的处理
  Treatment of IPR infringement after exhibition

展会后维权一般可提出行政投诉和民事诉讼,如果认为侵权情况严重、可构成侵犯知识产权罪,还可以向公安机关举报。

After exhibition, right holders can resort to administrative complaints and civil proceedings. In case of serious IPR infringement constituting IPR crimes, right holders could report to public organs.


展会中知识产权保护的法律规定
Regulations concerning IPR during exhibitions

1. 《展会知识产权保护办法》
Protection Measures for Intellectual Property Rights during Exhibitions

博览会主办及合作单位

Sponsors and co-organizers of the expo