A utility model is an industrial property title that recognises the right to exploit an invention exclusively in Spain for ten years from its filing date, stopping others from making, selling or using it without the owner's consent. In exchange, the patent reveals the details of the invention to the general public.
Applications for utility models regulated by Law 24/2015 on Patents or, as applicable, Law 11/1986 and the documentation for related formalities can be filed electronically using the PO Online Filing (eOLF) application. This is a free application developed with the European Patent Office.
Other types of applications may be filed in addition to first filing applications, such as: divisional applications, European patent transformation applications, category change applications and applications for entry in the national phase for international PCT applications that have designated Spain. Other procedures related to these applications or the utility models granted as a result of them can also be performed.
More information on utility models is available at:
Instructions and downloads needed to complete the different online procedures.
Information on which e-OLF form to use for each procedure.
Information on e-filing patent applications in Spanish
Technical requisitesfor completing online patent applications.
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Programs for filing online patent applications
User support service to answer possible questions regarding technical requirements, program installation and system operation.
This section covers the formalities that can be involved in the grant procedure for national patent applications, following the application.
The national patent application and subsequent procedures are carried out through the eOLF platform. This section provides a link to download the eOLF application and its instructions.
This section includes other procedures related to applications and titles for utility models, including transfers, licences, requests for certification and the appearance of representatives. It can also be used to download the forms required in some of these procedures.
The eOLF platform is used for procedures related to applications and titles for utility models. The section provides a link to download the eOLF application and instructions for its use.