There are three types of patent rights in China, namely invention patent, utility model and design patent. Choosing the right type of patent is crucial in order to obtain a valid protection for inventions or designs. This article will give you a brief introduction on the three types of patents with our general advice on how to select a suitable type of patent rights in China.
Inventorship is one of the key elements for a valid patent. A list of true inventors should be provided when filing a patent application. Otherwise, the patent application will likely be considered defective.
Amongst the numerous economic questions arose from the Brexit referendum, intellectual property rights is one of the most discussed topics where businesses are uncertain about what specific impact would have on the process of obtaining intellectual protection, particularly patents, in the United Kingdom and countries in the European Union.