Patenting is a procedure for obtaining a patent. The patent itself is a document that provides the exclusive right to use the invention for a limited period of time.
A patent may be granted for an invention, utility model or industrial design.
The patent for an industrial design protects the form, drawing, coloring, their combination.
These characteristics are designed to meet the aesthetic and ergonomic needs and determine the appearance of an industrial product.
A patent for an invention and utility model is the result of human intellectual activity in any technology and protects the essential features of the object of patenting.
The difference between a patent for an invention and a patent for a useful model consists in the period of validity of the patent (20 years for an invention and 10 years for a useful model), as well as in the procedure for obtaining a patent.