A utility model is registered directly after a successful examination of the formal requirements of the application. There is no examination procedure. In case you want to assert your utility model rights during litigation it is necessary to prove the novelty and inventiveness of the invention.
A search may be helpful in order to examine the state of the art and to ensure the novelty of the invention, already in advance of a utility model application.
Our law firm helps you to find all the industrial property rights that do already exist by means of research studies carried out by us or other agencies and to evaluate the novelty and inventiveness of your invention.