Intellectual Property Information

Intellectual Property (IP) is a complex area of the law involving trademarks, patents, copyrights, and other intangible interests. At InfoComm and other trade shows, new products, marketing concepts, and services are frequently exhibited. Please download and read the documents below pertaining to InfoComm's policy on Intellectual Property.

Download the AVIXA Intellectual Property statement

Procedures for Requests by Intellectual Property (“IP”) Owners to Visit InfoComm Exhibit Booths

A. IP Owners' Requests and Notification of Exhibitors

IP owners or their representatives (“IP owners”) shall notify InfoComm Show Management of their intention to attend the identified exhibition seven calendar days prior to the commencement of the show.

IP owners must communicate in writing, by email and personal delivery, with the individual responsible for exhibit coordination and, if possible, with the exhibitor's legal department to inform them that:

  • The IP owner has reason to believe that the exhibitor will display infringing products at the exhibit booth and/or the IP owner plans to visit the exhibitor’s booth.


If the IP owner finds allegedly infringing products at the booth, the exhibitor may be asked to remove the infringing products from display.

B. Intended Visits

A week before the event, IP owner will provide to InfoComm Show Management a list of exhibitors that it intends to visit.

IP owners are responsible for obtaining and paying for any interpretation services needed for the visit.

C. Rules for Visiting Exhibits

Upon request from the IP owner or exhibitor, visits may take place in the presence of an authorized InfoComm Show Management representative.

To ensure that the visits are conducted in an appropriate manner, the following rules will be observed:

  • IP owners and exhibitors must be civil and courteous. Loud, offensive, or embarrassing confrontations are not permitted. Exhibitors may not be verbally or physically threatened or abused;
  • The IP owner can advise an exhibitor that if the exhibitor refuses to remove infringing products, the IP owner may seek a court injunction against the exhibitor. However, an IP owner may not remove or attempt to remove the infringing products from the exhibit booth;
  • IP owners are strongly encouraged to limit the size of the groups visiting exhibit booths to no more than two company representatives, one interpreter, if applicable, and one attorney.
  • If possible, IP owners should bring with them a list of all of their approved licensees.

D. Violations

Violations of these procedures can result in the immediate suspension or cancellation of a scheduled appointment and the revocation of an IP owner's permission to be present on the InfoComm floor.

   

 

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