IPR Intellectual Property Rights, Patent Laws, Copyright Law, Case Law
Utility model laws are very similar to those granted by patent laws, but are more
suited to what may be considered as "incremental inventions".
Terms such as "petty patent", "innovation patent", "minor
patent", and "small patent" also fall within the definition of
Different terms used to define "utility model" are "petty
patent", "innovation patent", "utility innovation", "minor
patent", and "small patent".
The German and Austrian utility model is called the "Gebrauchsmuster", which
influenced some other countries such as in Japan. Meanwhile, the utility model in
Indonesia and Finland is called as "Petty Patent"
A utility model is a statutory monopoly granted for a limited time in exchange for an
inventor providing sufficient teaching of his or her invention to permit a person of
ordinary skill in the relevant art to perform the invention.