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GENERAL INFORMATION
 
1. Considerations before filing
Determine how you wish to make use of a future patent, should you optain one.

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2. Conditions for a patent
In order for your invention to be patentable, it must satisfy certain conditions.

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3. Novelty
The invention must not be known before you submit your patent application.

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4. Inventive step
invetin must involve an invetive step...

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5. Industial applicablity.
Indusrial applicability means that the invention must be of a tecnical natur...

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Patents and Trademarks

Trademarks A trademark is a mark that identifies and distinguishes the source of goods used in commercial activities of one party, such as a company or an individual, from those others.
 
To register a trademark is becoming more and more important as the number of goods and services increases in society.
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Patents A patent is an exclusive right to exploit an invention, i.e a technical solution a problem. A patent can be valid for a maximum of 20 years, but some medicines and pesticides it is also possible to get another five years of protection.
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National patents and abroad

There are different options for protection your invention with a patent. Patents are territorial. A national patent is enforceable only in your country and you will need to apply for foreign patents, should you require protection in other countries. The call for foreign patents depends on what type of invention you have made, potential export markets and whether you intend to retain or sell the patent.
 

 
If the invention is intended mainly for the national market, a national patent may suffice. Be aware then, that anyone may manufacture, sell or use your invention abroad.
 

 
One alternative is to invest in a International or European application directly, bypassing a National application route. This may be advantageous if, for example you are certain that your inventions main market is not domestic. An international application can result in protection in about 140 countries. By using of a European application you can obtain protection in just over thirty countries in Europe. Another option is to file separate patent applications directly to the individual countries where you want a patent. This route is good if you know that your market is to be found in certain countries. Nevertheless, it is advisable to compare the total cost with that of an international application.
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