Utility model eligible for protection is any new (in a global
meaning) and useful technical solution affecting shape,
construction or permanent assembly of an object. The utility
model can be considered as new if before date determining
the priority for obtaining the protection it has not been
available to the public (by publication, public implementation,
display at the public exhibition etc.) in such way as to
give experts sufficient data for its application.
Protection right for utility model confers on owner the
exclusive rights to exploit the model on the entire territory
of Poland. Registration of the utility model lasts up to
10 years, starting from the date of filing the application
with the Patent Office.
Granting the protection rights comes after filing a regular
application, examining the application by Patent Office
(of novelty, usefulness etc.) and paying a protection fee.
After the protection of utility model expires using the
model is free to everybody.