IMPORTANT NOTICES

Important notices
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION: VARIOUS SERVICES

Proposals for television, social and digital communication services

For some years now, some companies (which are constantly changing their corporate name) are sending to exhibiting companies  deceptive service proposals and / or forms, with which they offer communication services (television, social media or digital media) linked to trade shows in their sector, with relative promise of broad visibility. The signing of the form and / or service in question, which may appear to be free and provided by the event organizer, entails instead the commitment to pay an amount (variable depending on the service from € 200.00 to over € 1,000,00).

In the proposal that arrives, with the clear purpose of creating confusion on the sender of the communication, the name of a fair that is actually held in Italy and / or abroad is always present - in clearly visible characters - in order to make people think that it is of an initiative of the organizer. 

It is important to state that in this regard BolognaFiere has never authorised any company to use either the name or the logo of their own Trade Fairs nor has supplied any information concerning their exhibitors to the firms guilty of this misleading behaviour. As a matter of fact BolognaFiere has already started legal and judiciary actions to protect their rights, even considering the difficulties of these procedures due to the continuous change of company name and registered offices.

Therefore in the context of these matters, we invite you to carefully read all the forms and proposal you receive, dutifully checking the costs stated before signing and sending back these forms, as when filling and signing these form you are actually subscribing to an agreement where you pay an annual or multi annual fee.

For more information and details, please contact the Show Office:
tel. +39 02 4691254
espositore@zoomark.it

 

REQUEST FOR UPDATING ONLINE COMPANY DATA 

For a longtime now some businesses which go under various names (such as Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV, Construct Data Verlag GmbH, wwwdb s.r.o, International Fairs Directory, Mulpor Company) with premises in different countries (Uruguay, Mexico, Slovakia Austria, etc) are sending to exhibiting companies some misleading forms that request to supply and/or update their company details This information request is then further linked to the publication in catalogues and/or lists connected to Trade Fairs of these company’s sector, with the promise of wider visibility and online communication for the client. Subscription to this service is apparently for free, while in reality it involves an annual fee (written in very small text at the very bottom of the same form)  of approx € 1,200.00.

On the above mentioned form and with the clear purpose of creating a misunderstanding about the sender, it is always mentioned – very clearly – the name of a trade fair organized either in Italy or abroad and the company details are pre-printed (copied - very often slightly incorrectly - from the exhibitiors directory of trade fair which are actually attended by the company) so that one is lead to think one is dealing with the online catalogue of that same Trade Fair.  

It is important to state that in this regard BolognaFiere has never authorised any company to use either the name or the logo of their own Trade Fairs nor has supplied any information concerning their exhibitors to the firms guilty of this misleading behaviour. As a matter of fact BolognaFiere has already started legal and judiciary actions to protect their rights, even considering the difficulties of these procedures due to the continuous change of company name and registered offices.

Therefore in the context of these matters, we invite you to carefully read all the forms and proposal you receive, dutifully checking the costs stated before signing and sending back these forms, as when filling and signing these form you are actually subscribing to an agreement where you pay an annual or multi annual fee.

For more information and details, please contact the Show Office:
tel. +39 02 4691254
espositore@zoomark.it