|Rehacare 2012 -- Health Care Services, Medical Eq.|
SERVICES: The U.S. Commercial Service offers a wide range of support services to U.S. exporters who wish to expand their international presence. At Rehacare 2012 Sr. Commercial Specialist Anette Salama will conduct a pre-show outreach campaign to potential buyers and partners in Germany and beyond. During the 4-day show in Düsseldorf, she will be supporting Messe Düsseldorf North America, meeting with U.S. exhibitors, providing market input, ad-hoc interpreting, logistics assistance, and one-on-one counseling sessions to assist them in finding European representatives, and helping U.S. exhibitors with IPR, VAT recovery issues. Please contact Anette Salama at +49-211-737767-60 or Anette.Salama@trade.gov if you have any questions. She can give you further information about our services, including the possibility to be featured on BuyUSA.gov Germany to generate additional business leads. The U.S. Commercial Service looks forward to seeing you at REHACARE 2012!
BACKGROUND: REHACARE International is Europe's premier rehabilitation and care event, taking place annually in the Fall in Duesseldorf. It is open to the public and has a great number of end-users sourcing new products and developments. REHACARE International features 50,000 trade visitors and people with special needs and in six halls, 805 exhibitors from 32 countries, showcasing innovative rehabilitation technologies and services and offering advice and information on all aspects of rehabilitation and care. U.S. exporters of rehabilitation and/or personal care equipment or services should consider REHACARE for attending or exhibiting. For more information, please go to www.rehacare.de (English version available). There is no U.S. Pavilion, independent exhibits only. The Commercial Service Dusseldorf will attend and support the individual U.S. exhibitors.
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 competitiveness. 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: http://www.buyusa.gov/germany/en/vat.html
|Anette Salama, Dusseldorf|
Senior Commercial Specialist
|Ryan Klemm, Messe Duesseldorf North America|