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Validity of utility models

The registration of a utility model is valid for four years from the filing date of the application. At the end of this period, you must renew the registration by paying a renewal fee.

Renew your utility model registration

You can renew the registration twice: first, for four years and after that for another two years. This means the maximum term of protection is 10 years from the filing date of the application.

Read more about renewing the registration.

Invalidate a utility model

Anyone can try to invalidate a utility model by lodging an invalidity claim against it. If we accept the invalidity claim, we will remove the utility model from the register. Read more about invalidation.

Printable version Latest update 03.04.2023