According to the Act, a utility model is a new and useful solution of technical nature, pertaining to the shape, structure or configuration of an object of durable form. Unlike an invention, a utility model can only be an object that does not have to involve an inventive step. The maximum period of protection of a utility model is 10 years from the date of filing an application with the Patent Office. A utility model right is transferable and inheritable.
Preparation of documentation
Our Patent Office prepares the relevant application documentation required to obtain a utility model protection right in Poland and abroad. We perform a state of the art examination of the utility model in available databases. We also take all actions aimed at maintaining the right in full force and effect. We prepare opinions on infringements of utility model protection rights. We support our Clients in application and litigation proceedings before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and before administrative courts. We also handle infringement cases concerning utility model rights.