Utility model

“Simple” invention – a new and useful technical solution for the shape, construction or compilation of a permanent object – can be protected in Poland as a utility model. In the case of a utility model right, the proceedings before the Patent Office are simplified in comparison with the patent for invention and the maximum period of protection is 10 years from the date of filing. Correct application of the utility model for protection in Poland gives rise to a right of priority on the basis of which patent protection can be claimed in other countries and also before the European Patent Office.