Utility Models...

Utility model law differs between country to country. Our team of IP experts, wealth of experience and commercial background can advise on the benefits of utility model registration and obtain the protection to secure the legal rights in your design. 

A Utility Model...

 

is similar to a patent in that it provides a monopoly right for a new product / invention. However, due to the less stringent requirements and shorter term they are a lot cheaper to obtain. Only 97 countries in the world grant Utility Models and the UK and USA are not part of that 97.  

 

Like a patent, a Utility Model makes it illegal for anyone except the owner or someone with the owners permission to use, import or sell the product / invention in the country where the Utility Model was granted.

 

And just like Patent it is an intangible asset that can be sold, licensed and rented. Importantly they provide investors and potential licensees with confidence to collaborate with the model owner, knowing their investment will be underpinned by a legal right. 

What we can do for you...

 

  • We can examine your design for Utility Model suitability.

  • Provide an honest appraisal on your design / invention.

  • Advise on whether a Utility Model offers more suitable protection.

  • Undertake a search prior to proceeding with the application process.

  • Make suggestions that will improve the commerciality of your design / invention.

  • Make suggestions that may improve your chances of obtaining a grant. 

  • Prepare, draft and file your Utility Model application through to grant.

  • Deal with any objections the IPO raises.

  • Maintain and file renewals.

  • Advise on ways of leveraging your IP rights.

  • Assist with the transfer of your rights to a third party.

"Bloom went that extra mile in ensuring my 
project was fully protected. Their advise was invaluable".

To discuss your project and learn more about

Utility Models... call

 

or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back to make the arrangements.