Design Patents in Brazil

Design Patents in Brazil

Design Patent Definition in Brazil A design patent provides legal protection for the unique visual proprieties and qualities of a manufactured item. It may be granted if the product has a distinct configuration, distinct surface ornamentation, or both, but it also has to have practical utility. In Brazil as in the United States, objects that … Read more

Procedure and requirements for receiving patents and utility model registration in Bulgaria

procedures for patent

The Bulgarian patent /utility model/ legislation is harmonized with the European patent legislation /of other European countries/, incl. European Patent Convention. The application for receiving patents and utility model /UM/ registrations in Bulgaria should be filed with the Patent Office of Bulgaria /BPO/ according to the Act on patents and registration of utility models /APRUM/, … Read more

Inventions for Easter

mechanical easter bunny

Christians all over the world will soon be celebrating Easter. In honor of the upcoming holiday, here’s a look at a few Easter related patents. Since Easter is a holiday that celebrates spring and renewals, it’s appropriate that it can also inspire new inventions. Broadly speaking, our Easter-related patents include both design patents for something … Read more

Why Are Design Patents Useful?


Design patents and utility (invention) patents are two very different things. Design patents protect how something looks; utility patents protect how it works. Some people might think it’s only important to have a design patent if you have a very strong brand already, so that people would want to make an exact copy of your … Read more