- PATENTS OF INVENTION
Patent can be defined as the certificate granted by the State, by virtue of which the holder thereof is recognized as having the exclusive right of use of an invention for a specific time period.
This is a patent granting system by virtue of which, with a single application and a single Patent granted, the protection thereof extends to all European countries which have been designated in the application.
The P.C.T. (Patent Cooperation Treaty) establishes a system which, with a single International Patent Application, can protect an invention in the contracting countries included in the Agreement.
Utility Model is an invention of broader range than the Patent of Invention.
Objects of practical use, instruments, utensils, tools, apparatus, devices or parts thereof which produce some advantage, benefit or novel technical effect due to a special configuration can be protected as a Utility Model.
The novelty demanded is solely on a national level.