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13. What is the difference between a patent and a utility model?

The utility model is often referred to as a “petty patent.” The utility model is granted more quickly, easily, and cost-effectively than a patent. It has a term of 10 years. However, the utility model is an unexamined property right, since it is only registered by the patent office and not reviewed. A patent on the other hand is an examined property right. 

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