Amendments to utility models

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The owner of a utility model may restrict the scope of legal protection during the entire period of the validity of the registration by amending the claims of the utility model, and correct any bibliographical data and obvious spelling mistakes and calculation errors in the description of the utility model. A request for making amendments and new claims of the utility model and, if necessary, a new description of the invention will be filed with the Patent Office. Depending on the amendments, a state fee will be paid for publication of the notice of the amendment of the specification of the utility model or publication of a notice concerning the amendment to the claims of the utility model and publication of a new specification of the utility model.

The Patent Office will publish a notice of making amendments to a utility model in the official gazette of the Patent Office. If the scope of legal protection is restricted, also the new specification of the utility model will be published.

In order to correct obvious spelling mistakes and calculation errors which restrict the scope of legal protection of a utility model, the owner of the utility model may file a request with the Patent Office within one year after the publication of a registration notice of the utility model. (Utility Models Act § 36(3)).

Amendments to utility model owner's data

To change the name or address of the owner of the utility model in the register, the owner of the utility model shall provide the Patent Office with a data amendment application in free form and a document certifying the change of data, e.g. the business register statement.

Last modified 08.03.2018