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Patents and utility models protect your invention. A research and / or an expert opinion will give you an insight into patentability.

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There are several ways to protect an invention.

Patent Voucher

If you don't have enough funds to patent your invention then a promotion via the FFG is right for you.

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Searches and expert opinions (Section 57a of the Austrian Patent Act)

You need a search or an expert opinion for an invention, a process, an object, etc.? Or maybe both?

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Patent Scan for students

Bring us your thesis. We'll tell you if there's a patent in it.

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Invention disclosure searches

Employees make inventions, which may be used by the employer. We can help with the next steps.

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Do you have intellectual property in your company? We would like to draw your attention! What kind of protection would be appropriate? We inform you!

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As the inventor or holder of a patent or utility model, you have both rights and obligations.

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Um ein Patent, Gebrauchsmuster, Schutzzertifikat aufrecht zu erhalten müssen Jahresgebühren entrichtet werden.

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Die amtlichen Publikationen wie Patent- und Gebrauchsmusterblatt erscheinen jeweils am 15. des Monats.

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Patent Register Online


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Priority documents and certificates


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March 17, 2022

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