Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs
Registering a patent will provide you exclusivity on its explotation, as well as the right to prohibit others from using it. The owner or holder of a patent has the right to exploit it for a period of twenty years from the application date.
MARKS & US provides the following services:
Search for prior art
Translation of reports and technical documents
Reply to deficiencies during the application phase
Surveillance and maintenance
Opposition from third parties
Assignments (sale, inheritance, mortgages, etc.)
Licenses of use
Expert opinions and technical advice
Patent Portfolio Audit
The utility model, on the other hand, gives you the right to exploit an invention with a lower inventive rank for a period of 10 years from the application date.
Industrial designs are to be renewed every 5 years from the filing date, and up to a maximum of 25 years from the application date. Once the registration is made, clients will obtain full protection of the design, and can prevent any act of exploitation by third parties who try to copy/use an identical design.
MARKS & US offers legal advice throughout the entire procedure during the registration of your inventions. At MARKS & US we believe in companies that invest in R&D Research and Development. This is why we will always be by their side.