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
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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.
News and events
Here we publish the latest about intellectual property rights, blog posts from our business and current news from our industry.
Changed PCT fees from 1 January 2024 due to currency adjustments.
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.
From 1 October 2023 new equivalent amounts in some PCT-fees are established
From 1 September 2023 new equivalent amounts in PCT-fees are established
The bad deal store
Don’t buy illegal products. If the price is too good to be true, then it normally is.
Counterfeiting can affect everything from your security to the economy in general.
The more successful you are as an entrepreneur, the greater the risk of getting copied.
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!