IP Friendly

Grupa MTP, Poland's largest organiser of trade fairs, conferences and congresses, intensifies the fight against intellectual property rights violations during its events. Together with one of the largest Polish law firms − SMM Legal, Grupa MTP implement an innovative project that allows exhibitors to quickly resolve disputes concerning intellectual property − IP Friendly.

- IP Friendly is an absolutely innovative initiative in the Polish exhibition industry − says Vice President of Grupa MTP Tomasz Kobierski. − We are the first in Poland to introduce tools that will not only provide protection of intellectual property rights at trade fairs, but at the same time remain close to the business needs of our exhibitors − he adds.

The main objective of the IP Friendly project is to enable exhibitors to quickly and effectively respond in the event of disputes, without engaging in prolonged litigation. The aggrieved party has the possibility to apply for the resolution of the dispute, which is done during the exhibition event by an independent and impartial arbitrator who is an expert in the field of intellectual property rights. Grupa MTP provides the infrastructure necessary to carry out the dispute resolution procedure, without being involved in it in any way.

An application to initiate the Friendly IP procedure may be submitted by both an exhibitor and other persons. It is essential that the applicant holds the intellectual property rights which are violated. In practice this means that applications may be submitted by the author and those to whom the author transferred proprietary intellectual property rights or granted a licence to use the rights.

The Friendly IP project thus meets the real business needs of the exhibition industry, offering flexible and effective tools to protect intellectual property rights and helping to build awareness in this regard among entrepreneurs.

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