Chałas & Partners Law Firm supports their Clients during the process of obtaining a protection right to a utility model, beginning from thorough research, through preparing application documentation for the Patent Office, and also undertaking activities connected with maintaining the right in force.
In the case of infringements of utility models, we support our Clients during proceedings before the Patent Office as well as common courts and administrative courts. We represent our Clients in proceedings , among others, in the following areas:
- Protection against acts of unfair competition.
- Protection against infringements of utility models.
- Invalidation of utility models.
What is a utility model?
The subject of protection as a utility model may be a new and useful solution of technical character which concerns shape, structure or configuration of a durable object.
How long will utility model protection last?
Utility model protection lasts for a maximum of 10 years from the date of submitting an application to the Patent Office. Protection period is split into four periods – two 2-year periods and two 3-year periods. Renewal for a subsequent protection period is dependent on payment of an official fee in due time.