A Patent is a grant issued by the government through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IP Philippines).
It is an exclusive right granted for a product, process or an improvement of a product or process which is new, inventive and useful. This gives the inventor the right to exclude other from making, using, or selling the product of his invention during the life of the patent.
1) Easy process, 2) economical prices, 3) great results!
2 – 3 years period to approval
Pros: For all types of products, valid 20 years, no prior art required
Cons: More expensive, slow, annual fees
6 – 12 months period to approval
Pros: Great to protect a product design from copying
Cons: Only a small design change can allow someone to copy
General information to cover your initial curiosity and basic questions. If you want to know anything else, we are experts in the patent field, and always happy to help.
It takes us 1-4 weeks to file depending on the complexity of your invention. It really depends on case by case, but you can use this as a general rule.
After we have filed your patent with the intellectual property office, this means your product is patent pending and you are free to put this on your product. In some cases this will deter others from copying your product.
This is a difficult question. It takes as long as is necessary to pass all of the objections of the patent examiner assigned to your case. In general this can take 6-12 months for a Utility Model and it can take 2-4 years for an invention.
A utility model is a type of patent that is simplified and used in some countries (such as the Philippines) for a patent that is an improvement on another prior art. This means you improved another patent, and your product is not totally new.
For this answer you will have to speak with us in detail about your product for us to consult with our attorneys and engineers. The answer we give will be based upon your product.
Yes the fees quoted are all-in, we do not charge extra for silly things like photocopying, transport, government fees, etc. What we charge is what you pay.
A utility model patent is good for 7 years and an invention is good for 20 years.
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Brealant Inc. is an intellectual property outsourcing firm specializing in patents and trademarks. We have offices in USA, Hong Kong, & the Philippines. Our Philippines location also provides additional corporate services for outsourcing.