Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Environmental Technologies Team page. This website is your resource for market research reports, trade leads and event information for pollution control equipment & services and water resources equipment & services.
Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in about 75 countries. Our worldwide team of Environmental Technologies Specialists is here to assist in increasing your export sales. To find your local environmental technologies specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.
Our Environmental Team members can assist you with the following:
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|E-World of Energy and Water -- Electrical Power Systems, Renewable Energy Eq., Water Resources Eq./Services|
SERVICES: Commercial Specialist Bettina Capurro will attend E-world energy & water 2013 in Essen to counsel and assist American companies exhibiting at the trade fair, and to collect latest industry and market trends. Commercial Service Munich will conduct a pre-show promotion to industry contacts in order to advertise and promote U.S. exhibitors' products and services. Interested exhibitors should contact Bettina.Capurro@trade.gov
BACKGROUND: E-world energy & water is an important European trade fair for the energy and water economy. In 2011, 544 exhibitors from the energy and water industries in 20 countries presented their innovations and services to 19,700 trade visitors from over 40 countries. Because of the great demand, an additional hall was added for smart energy in 2011. Energy efficiency, renewable energies, smart metering and electro mobility were the most important topics. The visitors were most interested in the fields of renewable energies, energy trading, energy efficiency and smart metering. Further information can be obtained from http://www.e-world-2012.com/en/fair/development/
IMPORTANT NOTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR): The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany is proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. IPR is an important part of corporate value and international competitiveness. U.S. trademark, design and patent rights do not of themselves provide protection in Germany or the rest of the European Union (EU); U.S. companies must protect their IPR here in Europe. It is possible to register in countries individually or, for EU-wide trademark and design protection, there are a Community Trademark (CTM) and Registered Community Design (RCD). These provide a single right that protects industrial design or trademark in the entire 25-nation EU mega-market of 450 million people. Both national trademarks and the CTM can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. Commercial Service can provide information on EU-wide protection for IPR and defend IPR in Europe at trade fairs. More information is available on our website:
Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures: http://export.gov/germany/
|Bettina Capurro, Munich|