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Utility Models

A utility model is a valuable “patent-like” intellectual property right. A utility model is an exclusive right granted for a technical invention, which, like patents, allows the rights holder to prevent others from commercially using the protected invention without your consent.

Why are utility models important?

Small and medium-size businesses need to protect their inventions and products to stay competitive. However, patents may be expensive and hard to get. A utility model is a quicker and cost effective option. Like a patent, utility model applications are focused on technical solutions and include drawings, claims, and a description.

In its basic definition, a utility model is similar to a patent. In fact, utility models sometimes are referred to as petty patents or innovation patents. Utility models are only an available alternative in some countries such as Germany, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Italy, China and South Korea.

Wondering if a utility model would be the best protection for your innovation? Contact us to find the right answer with help from our experts.

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Bjarne Carlsen

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Herning

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Stig Benthin

Partner
Copenhagen

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Cecilia Forslund

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Stockholm

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Michael Schandorf Sørensen

Senior Partner
Copenhagen

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Martin Tranälv

Senior Partner
Gothenburg

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Peter Storm

Partner
Stockholm

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Mette Møller Nielsen

Patent Paralegal
Aarhus

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Keld Thyregod

Partner
Vejle

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Pernille Thorsboe

Senior Partner
Copenhagen

Michael Andersson
Michael Andersson

Senior Partner
Stockholm

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Steffen Karshøj Hjeds

Partner
Copenhagen

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Michael Kudera

Partner
Munich

Inge Lise Ørving
Inge Lise Ørving

Patent Paralegal
Copenhagen

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Marita Berggården

Senior Patent Paralegal
Linköping

Paul Winblad
Paul Winblad

Senior Partner
Gothenburg

Jane Møller Nielsen
Jane Møller Nielsen

Senior Partner
Aarhus

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Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup

Patent Attorney
Herning, Aarhus

Carolina Lorenzatti
Carolina Lorenzatti

Patent Paralegal
Stockholm

Dag Petré
Dag Petré

Partner
Stockholm

Camilla Rendal Nielsen
Camilla Rendal Nielsen

Senior Partner
Copenhagen

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