Registration of Other Objects of Intellectual Property
Utility models include the constructive performance of means of production and means of consumption, as well as their component parts.
Legal protection is granted to a utility model if it is new and industrially applicable.
Utility model is considered new, if its essential features are not evident from the technical level.
Utility model is industrially applicable if it can be used in industry, agriculture, healthcare and other industries.
The following objects cannot be registered as a utility model:
There are several advantages of a utility model in comparison with an invention:
1. You do not need to correspond to the so-called inventive level.
2. Registration procedure does not include an examination on the merits.
3. Registration procedure takes approximately 3 months.
The patenting of utility models is widely implemented in all countries where it operates. Particularly this object of industrial property is widely used by Japanese businessmen.
The obtained certificate for the utility model does not protect your product less than an invention patent, but its registration takes 4-5 times less time. But the time of protection is less - only 5 years. But this can be get round if simultaneously with filling the application for the utility model - to fill the one for the invention.
For the investor, without whom today it is hard to do when you deploy a large-scale project, or for the bank, on loans of which you count, if you possess any security certificates (even for a utility model) it is a confirmation of the seriousness of your intentions. It is the additional safeguards guarantee!
Moreover the certificate for the utility model is a perfect decoration for any business plan.
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