Wi-Fi access at Expocentre Fairgrounds
To comply with the Russian Bill No.758 from 31 July 2014 on public Wi-Fi access, you have to take the following steps to connect to Expocentre’s Wi-Fi network.
- When Wi-Fi is enabled, select the EXPOCENTRE network.
- Enter your telephone number and click RECEIVE CODE on the authorization page.
- You will then receive a text message to the telephone you provided containing your access code.
- To get Internet access, enter the received access code into any device you want to use (SIM card is optional).
Attention: One session is 20 minutes. If you want to prolong it, you have to authorize once again.
- one pass per 3 sq m if the rented space is under 90 sq m
- if the rented space is over 90 sq m, 30 passes and one additional pass per every 6 sq m of the rented space which exceeds 90 sq m.
- Power of attorney (D.01);
- Application for technicians' passes (D.04) in two originals; the application have to be made on your company's letterhead, be duly stamped and signed by your company's CEO; it must contain the names and passport details (date and place of birth, permanent and current addresses) of the stand builders. The application must be duly stamped by Organization which provides fire safety services, Expoconsta OOO and the Exhibition Management (see Fairgrounds Layout).
- Power of attorney (D.01);
- Application for technicians' passes (D.04A) in two originals; the application have to be made on your company's letterhead, be duly stamped and signed by your company's CEO; it must contain the names of the personnel who will work at the stand during the assembly/dismantling periods*.
* In this case the passes are issued without approval (stamps) of Organization which provides fire safety services, Expoconsta OOO and the Exhibition Management. Passport details are not mandatory either.
- In the Business Centre (for exhibitors only)
- At service desks (see Fairgrounds Layout).
- the certificate of demonstration of an unpatented invention at an international exhibition – it can be used to get temporary protection for an invention when the proprietor of that invention discloses it at an international exhibition before the priority date of the invention. Where temporary protection has been granted the disclosure of an invention is not considered as a factor prejudicial to patentability of the invention.
- the certificate of demonstration of an unregistered trade mark - to prove that the exhibitor has showcased goods under the trademark they intend to register. The certificate can be used to get temporary protection for the yet unregistered trademark. Where temporary protection or, in other words, 'exhibition priority' has been granted, the priority date is considered to be the date of the first disclosure of an unregistered trademark at an international exhibition, rather than the date of filing the application for registration of the trademark. These certificates are also used to prove the fact of demonstration of the goods under a certain trade mark by a specific exhibitor at an international exhibition for the purpose of tackling any issues that may arise in the course of trademark registration and be related to false representation.
- the certificate of demonstration of an exhibit under a registered trademark - to prove fair use of the trademark in the territory of Russia in case an application for early termination of legal protection of the trademark for non-use has been filed.
All the above-mentioned certificates are issued free of charge.
Also, please note that the above-mentioned certificate can only be of use when you are registering your IP rights. It cannot protect your invention from being copied by competitors.
The certificate can help you, though, if a competitor attempts to get a patent for your invention (when patent application is filed after the invention has been disclosed). The certificate will enable you to challenge novelty of their invention, which is an essential requirement for its patentability.
Yet, EXPOCENTRE AO has no impact on the decisions of the Patent Offices as to granting or denying patents.
Ensuring compliance with this provision is fundamental since, for one thing, the authorized personnel of Expocentre should be able to check the claimed exhibit/trademark has been displayed from the opening date of the exhibition, and, for the other thing, the certificate authenticates the fact that the exhibit/trademark was demonstrated throughout the show, that is from its opening date which is the first day of the exhibition.
Yet, if there is a court ruling in place prohibiting a specific exhibitor to commercialize the said products in any way, the Exhibition Management Team has the right to demand from that exhibitor that the infringing products should be removed from display.
Therefore, if you have disclosed that an exhibitor is demonstrating an infringing exhibit in defiance of the court ruling prohibiting them to do so in relation to your IP, you can report the fact to the Exhibition Management Team.
When reporting the fact of infringing, you shall submit conclusive evidence of the infringement of your exclusive rights by an exhibitor. For instance, you can prove the fact of demonstration of the contentious product by a third party with the protocol of examination made by a notary.
You can also contact the police. They can examine the evidence and make a protocol, too. In case the infringement has been established, they can confiscate or arrest the infringing items as the instruments of an unlawful administrative act.
When what you need is just certify the participation of the infringing exhibitor in the exhibition, you can get evidence of this from the Official Catalogue of the show, which contains the list of exhibitors and information on the location of their stands. You can also get this information from the web catalogue and guide on the exhibition website.