|Christmasworld -- Artwork, General Consumer Goods, Giftware|
Christmasworld, the world's largest international trade show for festive decoration, takes place in Frankfurt, January 25 - 29. In 2012 the show featured more than 942 exhibitors and 31,000 trade visitors. Products groups include Christmas and festive decoration, shop & display products, fireworks, and floral items.
SERVICE: The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany offers a wide range of support services to American exporters wishing to do business in Germany. Please contact Commercial Specialist Sabine Winkels (Email: Sabine.Winkels@trade.gov), or the U.S. Export Assistance Center nearest you for further information. The U.S. Commercial Service offers the following services before, during and after the show:
• Pre-show promotion of the U.S. companies and their products to targeted agents, distributors and buyers expected to attend the show and encouragement of their visits to the U.S. exhibitors' booths
• Personal market counseling in U.S. exhibitors' booths
• A packet of further information on USCS services and market opportunities
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:
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.
|Sabine Winkels, Dusseldorf|