Utility models

A utility model is an exclusive right like the patent to commercially use an invention.

The utility model allows you to quickly register protection for your invention. However, the novelty of the invention is only examined on special request. You should therefore examine the state of the art to make sure that your invention is new. Read more about how to check the novelty of an invention.

Other possibilities to protect your rights

Patent. Read more in the Patents section.

A trademark is a symbol that distinguishes the goods and services of a company. Read more about trademarks.

Design right protects the appearance of a product or a part of a product. Read more about design protection.

Current affairs

US IPR Update Seminar 10 April 2018


The Finnish Patent and Registration Office organizes an update seminar on US IPR System.

The seminar has two parts: design patent session in the morning and patent session in the afternoon. You may participate in either one of the two sessions or both.

The seminar is free of charge and will be conducted in English.