Also called the little brother of the patent, utility models are industrial property rights for technical inventions.
In contrast to patents, the extensive requirements of novelty, inventive step and commercial applicability are not examined in the context of the registration procedure for utility models. As a result, utility model protection is quicker, easier and cheaper to obtain than patent protection.
In return, your invention only receives registered protection for ten years.
However, that does not mean that your utility model does not have to meet the requirements of a technical property right. Due to the lack of a test procedure, there is a risk that the utility model will be attacked by others and possibly officially deleted.
That is why you should be well advised by a patent attorney. We are there for you to discuss whether utility model protection makes sense for your idea. In addition, we carry out a product research so that your utility model can withstand a subsequent examination.
We represent your legal interests in all official, extrajudicial and judicial proceedings in order to enforce your property rights claims or if you are accused of violating the property rights of others.
And so as not to lose sight of the business aspect of your utility model, our partner, white ip |, will advise you Business Solutions GmbH.
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