Easy and inexpensive protection
With a utility model, technical inventions can be protected easily and inexpensively for a maximum of eleven years. A utility model is a quickly enforceable property right. The substantive requirements for protection, novelty and inventive achievement are not examined. The application documents are simply registered with a short formal examination and published between three and twenty months after the filing date.
The protection of a utility model is initially valid for three years by paying maintenance fees after three, six or eight years the protection can be extended. The utility model is only valid for the Federal Republic of Germany, there is no European utility model. Certain foreign countries know a utility model. For further information please contact me for this purpose.