|PCIM Europe 2012 -- Electronic Components|
SERVICES: Commercial Specialist Winkler-Helmdach will visit PCIM 2012 in Nuremberg to counsel and assist American companies exhibiting at the trade fair, and collect latest industry and market trends. Prior to the show, she will promote U.S. exhibitors' products and services to her industry contacts in order to advertise and promote U.S. exhibitors' products and services. Interested exhibitors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BACKGROUND: PCIM (=Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) is Europe's leading trade fair for the power electronics industry and its applications. At the 2010 event 254 exhibitors (58% international) presented a comprehensive spectrum - energy storage and distribution systems, microprocessors, new materials, passive components, power semiconductors, power supplies, sensors-servo technology, thermal management - to well over 6,300 in-trade visitors (38% international). With its accompanying conference (170 lectures; 10 tutorials; 619 participants; 58% foreign) and its focused and compact presentation of power electronics products PCIM is the ideal networking platform for industry insiders. Further information can be obtained from http://www.mesago.de
IMPORTANT NOTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR): The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany is proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. IPR is an important part of corporate value and international ompetitiveness. U.S. trademark, design and patent rights do not of themselves provide protection in Germany or the rest of the European Union (EU); U.S. companies must protect their IPR here in Europe. It is possible to register in countries individually or, for EU-wide trademark and design protection, there are a Community Trademark (CTM) and Registered Community Design (RCD). These provide a single right that protects industrial design or trademark in the entire 25-nation EU mega-market of 450 million people. Both national trademarks and the CTM can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. Commercial Service can provide information on EU-wide protection for IPR and defend IPR in Europe at trade fairs. More information is available on our website: http://www.buyusa.gov/germany/en/ipr.html.
Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures.
|Dagmar Winkler-Helmdach, Munich|
|Alexander Kaiser, Mesago PCIM GmbH|