When you receive a patent for an invention you have been granted the intellectual property rights to the invention, similar to other rights such as owning a property. You have the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling your invention in or importing your invention into any country that honors your patent.
Utility patents protect useful processes, machines, articles of manufacture, and compositions of matter, or improvements to any of the above. Examples: fiber optics, computer hardware, medications.
Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. The subject matter of a design patent application may relate to the configuration or shape of an article, to the surface ornamentation applied to an article, or to the combination of configuration and surface ornamentation. The look of an athletic shoe, a bicycle helmet, and the Star Wars characters are all protected by design patents.
The Need to Hire a Lawyer
Filing a patent application is very hard and complex. Filing a trademark application is not easy. Patent offices will not assist you in the preparation of applications, however, they do provide you with some instruction and guides. If you are ready conduct any intellectual property activity as a beginner you are strongly advised to contact a registered patent attorney or agent. IPRotect Offers trademark, copyright and patent application in most asian countries.
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