Search of the state of art
The applicant is responsible for the compliance of the utility model to the criteria of novelty and the state of art. However, the Patent Office will carry out a search of the state of art and submit the search report to the applicant. The search report will set out information about technical solutions identical to the invention and technical solutions similar to the invention and indicate the date of the search. The claims of the utility model filed by the applicant shall be taken into account upon identifying the state of the art. The applicant may make corrections and amendments to the registration application on the basis of the search report within two months after the date of issue of the search report by the Patent Office, but it is not obligatory.
The search report has an informative meaning.