What action can exhibitors take?
It is advisable to seek advice from a legal practice specializing in Intellectual and Industrial Property.
We recommend you have immediate access to your Deeds of Title or other documents, even bringing them to the trade fair if necessary, so that the lawyers can start the relevant LEGAL ACTION if necessary.
Other CIVIL ACTIONS you can take include the following:
- Institute Proceedings to enforce Precautionary Measures, by virtue of wich the offender is temporarily prohibited by Injunction from exhibiting or selling a particular series of rpoducts. In accordance with these precautionary measures, the judge may require the applicant to pay a deposit which will depend in each individual case on the nature of the measures requested and the value of the merchandise.
- Get a Notary Public to issue a Notarial Deed which recognizes that the offender is effectively commercializing the products which purportedly infringe the exhibitor’s right.
- Hire an expert to carry out an on site examination of the offending products to issue his/her opinion in this respect which can serve as a basis for future legal proceedings.
There is also the avenue of CRIMINAL ACTION which is a very unusual step to take by competing companies.
All these are measures that exhibitors can take based on the appropriate legal advice from lawyers specializing in this field.
Our aim at BEC is to help our exhibitors with their legal proceeding. If necessary, you can get legal advice from the following company:
CONSULTORES URIZAR Y CIA, S.L.
C/ Gordoniz, 22 – 5
48012 Bilbao, Bizkaia
Tfno.: +34 94 410 65 11
Fax: +34 94 421 23 55
e-mail: [email protected]
Naturally, we can also put you into contact with other advisers, offices and lawyers of renown, who are knowledgeable about legal practices and who can advise you in industrial property matters.