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Applying for a utility model

 

With a utility model, you can protect your invention for 10 years from the application filing date.

 

  • What to do before applying for a utility model

    We recommend that you consult this information.

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  • Application process

    Learn about the main milestones in the application process, the documents you need to submit, the fees you have to pay and how you can start the process. 

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  • Oppositions

    Find out about the opposition procedure, the documents you have to submit, the fees you have to pay and how you can start the procedure. 

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  • Application follow-up

    By consulting the SPTO databases, you can follow the processing of your application, search for publications in the Official Industrial Property Gazette (BOPI) and download the brochures published by the SPTO.

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  • Legal proceedings: application for a state of the art report.

    It is compulsory to request the state of the art report (SOA) of the utility model in order to initiate legal action to enforce exclusive rights.

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