In some countries, a technical invention can also be protected by a utility model. Utility models differ from patents not only in terms of their shorter period of validity, but also in terms of the method used by the respective offices to examine them. For example, in Germany, utility models are registered without any substantive examination. In Russia, only novelty is examined, not inventive step.
We are happy to advise you of the pros and cons of utility model applications. We can also help you enforce and defend your utility models around the world. In particular, through our EUROMARKPAT offices, we are able to look after your utility model portfolio directly and without an intermediary in the following countries: