A utility model is traditionally used to protect minor enhancements to existing products in order to improve their effectiveness or ease of application.

A utility model differs from a patent in that it has a shorter term of protection. This depends on the country, for example, in Italy it has a duration of 5 years from the filing date, extendible for a 5-year period for a maximum of 10 years; in addition, it only protects new products and not new processes or methods.

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