Utility Models

The definition of “Utility model” is much the same as a patent, many ways it is very same as a patent protection. Utility model is often referred to as “Petty Patents,” “Short-term Patents,” “Fast IP rights,” or “Innovation patents.” A utility model is an exclusive right granted for an invention to an inventor or applicant, which allows the right holder […]

States Party to the PCT and the Paris Convention by Year 2017

Certain countries are members of the Paris Convention, but not a member of the PCT. And some countries are not party to any of these two treaties. The Paris Convention allows inventors and applicants to file a patent in the home (own) country first, and within twelve months time after this initial date of filing file […]