A Defense of Utility Models: The Case of China
Runhua Wang, A Defense of Utility Models: The Case of China, 7 Yonsei J. In'l Stud. 212 (2015).
26 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2019
Date Written: September 2, 2015
Utility models are a type of exclusive rights provided to inventors or innovators in a comparatively short amount of time as a complement of regular patents. Utility models are cheap, quick, and easy to gain because they lack a process of examining the non-obvious. However, there are many criticisms about utility models and utility model regimes. This paper revisits these criticisms and the utility model regime in China. It explains why this regime is important to facilitate the domestic technology developers and responses the economic and political concerns from the previous scholars considering the cases in developed countries rather than a case in a developing country.
Keywords: Utility Models, Comparative Law, China
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