What is the difference between the legal protection of an invention and the other types of industrial property?
Inventions are technical solutions for solving technical problems and they can be protected either by a patent or a utility model. A particular object (a material or a device) or a method can be an invention.
The design of a product can be protected by an industrial design.
A trade mark enables to distinguish the goods and services of one person from the similar goods and services of another person.