What are 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 protects new technical solutions to problems. The protection gives you exclusive right to your invention for up to 20 years.More on patents
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.More on trademarks
A design registration protects the appearance of a product, but not its function.More on design
Copyright protects artistic creation such as music, film and literature. The protection occurs automatically.More on copyright
Create business value
The intangible assets make up about 80 percent of the company’s value, and often more than that. By developing a strategy for how to manage your intangible assets, you give yourself the conditions to create higher growth, profitability and development in your company.
Which intangible assets exists in the company.
Which of the assets are valuable and potential risks.
Which markets you are in and which intellectual property protections are suitable for you.
Here we address you in a specific role
If you don't really know what you are looking for, we have selected content for different roles, needs and areas, choose the one that suits you best.
For you as an entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur or for you working at a company, who want to learn more about intangible assets.
Students and researchers
For you who work or study at a university.
Consumer or private individual
Information about counterfeiting for you as a consumer and private individual.
For you as a professional working in intellectual property rights
PRV are here to help
Increase your knowledge in intellectual property rights with PRV.
PRV offers a variety of trainings within patent, trademark, design and copyright. We cover all levels, from basic to advanced. We can also design a training concept according to your enterprise’s specific needs.To PRV´s trainings
In PRV’s library you can find databases and literature within intellectual property rights and technology. We can also provide guidance on how to protect your idea.To PRV’s library
PRV Consulting offers search services within patent, trademark and design for a fee. You can use the processed information as a basis for strategic decisions.To PRV's consulting services
Everything within knowledge and support
Here you can find all our content within knowledge and support. You can for example choose to take part in the PRV-school online or a glossary with words within the concept of intangible assets.To everything within knowledge and support
The bad deal store
Counterfeited products. A bad deal for you
As a consumer, you can make a difference and contribute to a sustainable society. Fake is a bad deal even if the price feels like a bargain.
The downside of a bargain
Counterfeiting can affect everything from your security to the economy in general.
How to recognize a copy
Counterfeited goods are not security tested, which means that their use entails risks.
Protect your business
The more successful you are as an entrepreneur, the greater the risk of getting copied.
Facts about counterfeiting
Trade in counterfeited products is extensive and has major consequences.
Entrepreneurs tell their story
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!
Scania: gearing up for a sustainable future
When the vehicles of the future switch to electricity, and include more software and AI, companies need to adapt both their knowledge and their intellectual property protection.
Here we publish the latest about intellectual property rights, blog posts from our business and current news from our industry.
Unitary patent enters into force
Today, June 1, the unitary patent system comes into force. A dream that was born back in the seventies which, after negotiations back and forth since 2009, has now finally landed.
Access documents digitally through PRV's new e-service for patents
You can now register as a recipient of electronic information when you apply for a national patent.
Sustainability, piracy and intangible assets in focus for PRV arrangements
As part of Sweden's presidency of the EU, PRV arranged , together with EUIPO, an international seminar on sustainability.
New fees from the 18th of March 2023
There will adjustments of fees for patents, trademarks, designs and registration of Swedish municipal coat of arms.