The Utility Model Certificate is a title of protection valid for 7 years issued to the proprietor for any “new” and capable of industrial application three-dimensional object with a predetermined shape and form, which provides a solution to a technical problem.

The procedure for obtaining a Utility Model Certificate includes:

  • Filing of the application
  • A 4-month term from the filing date for any corrections to be made or omissions to be supplemented
  • Granting of the Utility Model Certificate

The rights conferred upon the owner of a patent are acquired and remain in effect only where the relevant fees have been paid to OBI (in accordance with OBI’s Fee Regulation, certain due fees are subject to a discount).