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Choose the right intellectual property type for your idea

Companies that protect their intangible assets often have higher growth, profitability and development and thus create better business than those that do not.

Learn more about the intellectual property protections patents, trademarks and designs.

Intellectual property rights

There are four types of intellectual property rights: copyright, patent, trademark and design. When you create something, copyright occurs automatically. You can choose to protect the other three with us at Swedish Intellectual Property Office, PRV.

Patent

Patent protects new technical solutions to problems. The protection gives you exclusive right to your invention for up to 20 years.

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Trademark

A trademark is a distinguishing sign for a product or a service. For example, it can be a word, a symbol, a sound or a colour.

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Design

A design registration protects the appearance of a product, but not its function.

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Copyright

Copyright protects artistic creation such as music, film and literature. The protection occurs automatically.

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Welcome to PRV Consulting

We offers a wide range of search services – standard products as well as customized searches based on your specific needs. You can use the information as a basis for strategic decisions. Our strength lies in using experienced patent examiners, assuring our customers skilled searching experts in all areas of technology.

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Certificate of publication

If you want to publish a periodical, you must have a certificate of publication according to the Freedom of the Press Act. The requirement of a certificate of publication also means the periodical is covered by the rules regarding freedom of the press.

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News and events

Here we publish the latest about intellectual property rights, blog posts from our business and current news from our industry.

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13 October 2023

EPO User day 2023

The Annual EPO User Day will take place online on 25 and 26 October. It is the perfect opportunity for you to get up to date with the latest developments concerning the EPO’s online products and services and to.

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Protect your business

The more successful you are as an entrepreneur, the greater the risk of getting copied.

Inspiration

Here you find interviews with successful entrepreneurs: Within different business areas, they all work strategically with intellectual property such as trademark, patent, design protection and copyright. Find inspiration here!