The utility models are technical creations with a relatively low level of inventivity which have a utilitary role by the shape of construction or the arrangement of a product.
The protection of the utility models is recognized and put into practice begining with the year 2007.
The period of protection is of 6 years from the date of the deposit having the possibility of renewal without exceeding a period of 10 years.
The Romanian legislator has established a declarative protection system and consequently the protection of the utility models is realized only by filing an application with The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks and the delivery of the protection certificate without the necessity of the subject examination of the technical solution.
For obtaining the protection of the utility model it is necesary that the invention be new , it must exceede the level of a simple professional skill and have an industrial applicability.
Our Agency of consultancy and representation in the industrial property matters can provide specialized services in Romania consisting in the following:
- Preparing the specification of the utility model and if the case makng translations , filing the application and paying the legal fees on The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks ;
- Doing the correspondence with The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks during the entire period of the examination of the application up to obtaining the registration certificate ;
By selecting our services in this field You will benefit by the gratuitous consultancy for obtaining the certificate of protection concerning patrimonial and non-patrimonial rights belonging to You as the holder of the protection during the whole period of its validity.
In case Your rights would be infringed by third parties We can action by drafting and initiating oppositions, objections, actions for annulment, appeals before the competent authorities.