What is protected as a utility model?

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The same inventions which are protected by patents, except the inventions belonging to the field of biotechnology, can be protected as utility models.

A utility model, like an invention protected by a patent, has to be new on the global scale, but its inventive step does not have to be as high as that of a patent. The utility model has an inventive step, when due to the difference from the state of art a beneficial technical or other feature is revealed.


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Last modified 18.09.2019