Advice Before Initiating Procedure for Patent

Search patent databases to make sure that your invention is unique!

Do not forget to file a patent application after exposure at the show / exhibition or publication in any media.

The applicant who has exhibited a patent on an official or officially recognized international exhibition may, within three months from the date of closing of the exhibition, request a priority right in effect from the first day the design was displayed at the exhibition. If you do not file an application within the statutory deadline, you will lose patent novelty and thus possibility of protection.

Consider alternative methods of patent protection (protection by trade secret, copyright, etc.).