The Flow of the Acquisition of Utility Model

Utility Models Registration Application

To identify the content of ideas about the acquisition of Utility Model Rights, you will prepare the following documents; inventors, applicants, the general information of the invention, images, prototypes, and experimental data. Unlike patent case, you have to pay in advance the registration fee from the first year to third year.

Fundamental requirements
Order for amendment
Amendment submission

In most cases, you will soon face the process of the decision of registration. If the cases are not suitable for the fundamental requirements or styles, you will be given a notice of order for amendment. After modifying them, you will go to the next stage-registration of the establishment. In general, it takes about 2 to 4 months from application to registration of the establishment.

Registration of the establishment

The date of registration of the establishment is the initial day of generation of the utility model. The right will be valid at most 10 years.

Issue of National Publication of Translated Version

Later, the utility model publication is open in order to identify the final content. (Utility Model Law Article 14, Paragraph 3)