Skip to main content

The ABC of utility models

A utility model is an exclusive right like the patent to use an invention.

This means commercial utilisation, such as manufacture, sales, use and import of your product. You can sell your utility model right or license someone to use the invention protected by the utility model.

You can get a utility model quickly. The average processing time is just three months. Note that this is no more than a registration, as we only check the registration but do not examine the novelty or inventiveness of the invention. However, we can on separate request find out the publications that are most like your invention. In contrast, we do examine patent applications to make sure that the inventions are previously unknown. Always start by checking that your invention is new, or let us do a novelty search for you. Read more about the novelty search.

Printable version Latest update 11.06.2019