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Apply for a utility model

File your utility model application with the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH). A utility model registered with the PRH is valid only in Finland.

How to proceed with your invention?

  1. Do not make your invention public.
  2. Do a utility model search before filing an application to see what kind of inventions or solutions already exist. Read more.
  3. Use our instructions on this website to prepare your application, or ask a patent attorney or agent to draw up an application for you. Read more about patent attorneys in the Patents section.
Read more about how to apply for a utility model in the utility model guide (in Finnish). (pdf, 3.5 MB)

The Utility model guide is also available in Swedish Open link in a new tab(pdf, 3.01 Mb)

Printable version Latest update 11.06.2019