|Power-Gen Europe, Cologne -- Electrical Power Systems, Renewable Energy Eq.|
SERVICES: Commercial Specialist Bettina Capurro will attend PowerGen Europe 2012 in Cologne to counsel and assist American companies exhibiting at the trade fair, and to collect latest industry and market trends. Commercial Service Munich will conduct a pre-show promotion to industry contacts in order to advertise and promote U.S. exhibitors' products and services. Special programs for U.S. exhibitors will be organized the by the Domestic Energy Team. Interested exhibitors should contact Bettina.Capurro@trade.gov.
BACKGROUND: POWER-GEN Europe taking place in Cologne, May 22-24, is the undisputed home of the European power industry, enabling participants to discover tools and strategies to successfully develop their business, while offering interaction with the largest group of European power professionals under one roof. Established in 1993, POWER-GEN Europe is the one true ‘must attend' annual conference and exhibition for power professionals across the European landscape. Co-located with Renewable Energy Europe and POWERGRID Europe, POWER-GEN Europe continues to address challenges faced by the electricity sector as a whole by bringing together three key elements of the power industry under one roof: conventional and renewable power generation, and transmission and distribution.
POWER-GEN Europe is a Showcase Europe (SCE) Energy Sector Tier I event and Commercial Specialist Bettina Capurro is going to support the Domestic Energy Team and the SCE Team, who will handle the activities during the show.
Further information can be obtained from: http://www.powergeneurope.com/index.html
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.
|Bettina Capurro, Munich|
|Serdar Cetinkaya, Ankara|
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone:  (312) 457-7203 or  (312) 455-5555, ext. 7203