＂Invention＂means any new technical solution relating to a product, a process or improvement thereof.
Formal Examination and Substantive Examination
*Anyone can request substantive examination within 3 years from the filing date.
20 years from the filing date
Within 12 months from the first filing date
The first annuity shall be made with the certificate fee and subsequent annuity shall be made every year
- A copy of specification containing a description, claims and abstract and a set of formal drawings.
- The name and address of the inventor/applicant.
- A copy of applicant-signed Power of Attorney.
- A certified copy of the priority document if claiming for a priority right.