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What’s classification of patent application?

Author:eastking     Source:eastking     Hits:887     Time:2011/4/14

1. Invention patent application

Invention means any new technical solution relating to a product, a process or improvement thereof. If the patent protects not only the product but also the process, its protection period will last for 20 years.

2. Patent application for utility model

Utility model means any new technical solution relating to the shape, the structure or their combination, of a product, which is fit for practical use. If the application only protects the structure of a product, its protection period will last for 10 years.

3. Patent application for design

Design means any new design of the shape, the pattern, or their combination, or the combination of the color with shape or pattern, of a product, which creates an aesthetic feeling and is fit for industrial application. If the application only protects the design of the shape, the pattern and the color of a product, its protection period will last for 10 years.