We provide a full range of services related to obtaining industrial designs registrations as well as the rights for utility models. We conduct search reports, and make assessment of current state of designs in a given product category.
We assist in obtaining industrial designs right under national, European and international procedure . Furthermore we assist in acquiring rights to utility models in Poland and in countries having it in its industrial property legislation.
Utility model is new and useful technical solution pertaining to the shape, construction or juxtapositions of objects of permanent form. The utility model right is commonly referred to as “mini – patent” because it protects the technical solution but without the need of fulfilling the inventive step prerequisite. It will suffice for the solution to be useful, and being different to the hitherto known solutions on the market.
An industrial design is new and having individual character appearance of a product, attributed to him, in particular by the features of the lines, contours of the shape, colour, texture, ornamentation. In other words, industrial design protects the "design" of the product
Protection of utility models and industrial designs gives to their owners exclusive right for economic exploitation of it in the given territory. Protection of utility models lasts for 10 years from application date. Protection of industrial design lasts for 25 years. Protection of designs and utility model allows its owner to fight against knock-offs.
Rights to utility and industrial designs are territorial rights, which include in principle territory of one country. It should be pointed out that not all jurisdictions have recognized protection of the utility models. An industrial design may be applied for in Patent Office of a given country, there is also the possibility of obtaining a Community industrial design effectively across the Europe.