A technical solution in any area related to a product (including a device, substance, microorganism strain, cell culture of plants or animals) or method (process of affecting a material object using material means) shall be protected as an invention. An invention shall be granted the legal protection if it is new, involves an inventive step, and is industrially applicable. An invention shall be deemed new if it is not anticipated by prior art. An invention shall involve an inventive step, if having regard to the state of the art, it is not obvious to a person skilled in the art. The state of the art shall include any information published anywhere in the world, and made available to the public, before the priority date
An artistic and design presentation of an article, manufactured industrially or by artisans, that defines its outward appearance, shall be protected as an industrial design. An industrial design shall be granted legal protection if in its essential features it is new and original.
The essential features of an industrial design shall include features determining the esthetic and/or ergonomic characteristics of the outward appearance of the article, including shape configuration, ornament, and combination of colors.
An industrial design shall be deemed new if the sum of its essential features manifested in representation of the article and included in the list of essential features of the industrial design is not known from informa