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Plagiarius Competition 2010 – Registration deadline: December 4, 2009!

NEW: Early Bird Tariff for registrations until October 30, 2009

Dear Mrs. Bottmann,

the Plagiarius-competition is announced for the 34th time. Action Plagiarius grants this negative award at the annual “Ambiente”, the world’s largest consumer goods trade fair, during an international press conference. The award is given to those manufacturers and distributors whom the jury has found guilty of making or selling "the most flagrant" (design) imitations. As his key figure, initiator Prof. Rido Busse chose a gnome which he painted black with a gold nose to signify the illicit earnings from product imitation. The aim of Action Plagiarius is to inform the public practically about the extent, damages and dangers incurred by fakes and plagiarisms. This registered society likes to raise the awareness of the unscrupulous business practices of the imitators who do great harm to industry and potentially deceive and endanger the consumers.

It is most important that affected companies protect their innovations and at the same time draw the attention to the increasing problem of brand and product piracy. Particularly consumers should be sensitised for the problem, as more and more imitations emerge as - in the truest sense of the word – combustible.On February 12, 2010 – the first day of the “Ambiente” Fair - the award ceremony / press conference of Plagiarius 2010 will take place. All entries will be shown from February 12-16, 2010 in Foyer 4.1 during the “Ambiente”. Afterwards the prize winners will be shown at changing world-wide exhibitions and in the Museum Plagiarius in Solingen (Germany).

Designers and companies affected by plagiarisms, should apply for the Plagiarius Competition 2010.

For the evaluation the jury needs:
- The original product
- The alleged plagiarism
- The filled in registration form
- Any correspondence with the imitator
- Copies of IP (Intellectual Property) registrations (certificates of design patents, utility patents etc.) if any registered
- If needed, any further information that may be helpful for the jury (short and precise !)

The early bird registration fee until Oct. 30, 2009: 1. registration: EUR 250,00 - further registrations (each): EUR 150,00The registration fee until Dec. 04, 2009: 1. registration: EUR 300,00 - further registrations (each): EUR 150,00

Applications are welcome any time from now on - the application form can be downloaded at http://www.plagiarius.de/e_awards_comp.html. For further information please ask Christine Lacroix, info@plagiarius.com or phone. +49(0)7308 / 922 422.

We look forward to interesting registrations and would highly appreciate an announcement of the competition in the media.

Thanks for your support!

Yours sincerely,
Action Plagiarius e.V.

Nersinger Strasse 18
D-89275 Elchingen, Germany

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