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What can be registered as a patent?

Published 01.11.08 at 09:30

Products or processes that contain or possess new functional or technical aspects can be patented.

A patent may extend to entirely new products, enhancements to existing products or to a new or improved process for performing an activity. An example of a famous patent is the Dyson vacuum cleaner.

For more info see our factsheet on patents.

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Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.


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