Saturday, February 10, 2007

Let Your Protection Start Two Years Sooner: Filing Utility Models Together With Invention Patents

Article 2 Patent Law in China states: In this Law, "inventions-creations" mean inventions, utility models and designs.

Patent Agent in Hong Kong, who blogs about his experiences working for China Intellectual Property (HK) Ltd., explains that if you file for an invention patent in China you can file for a utility model at the same time, so you can gain two years of protection by the utility model, before the protection of the invention patent starts (if it is granted).

Read more here.

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