A utility model is an exclusive right like the patent to commercially use an invention.
The utility model allows you to quickly register protection for your invention. However, the novelty of the invention is only examined on special request. You should therefore examine the state of the art to make sure that your invention is new. Read more about how to check the novelty of an invention.
A trademark is a symbol that distinguishes the goods and services of a company. Read more about trademarks.
Design right protects the appearance of a product or a part of a product. Read more about design protection.
Fast-track processing of patent applications continues
The fast-track processing of patent applications will give you a good idea of how to proceed with your application. We recommend the fast-track procedure to applicants such as businesses that quickly want to apply for a patent abroad.
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