Filing utility model patents in Italy and in the countries that recognize this right
Innovation does not always mean invention. It may occur that a product is modified in such a way as to achieve special effectiveness or convenience of use and application. In these cases, Italian legislation regarding industrial property provides for a specific form of protection that is known as a utility model.
Through the filing of utility models, the owner will be acknowledged exclusive rights that could not be obtained with a patent for invention. To guide enterprises and inventors in the protection of a utility model, our firm offers comprehensive advice in the drafting of the application and filing of utility model patents at the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) and competent offices in foreign countries that recognize this right.