Donetsk, Dec 7 - DAN. Some 200 new inventions are queueing for state registration in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the DPR State Committee on Science and Technology told the Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.

“A poll among research centers showed the need for state registration and legal protection of some 200 products of intellectual activity that include a large share of inventions, useful models and design solutions,” the State Committee said.

Patenting helps protect the technical solution related to device, material or method. An invention enjoys legal protection provided it is new, has an inventive step and is applicable in industry. A useful model is a technical solution for a device while a design solution has to do with decorative or aesthetic elements of a useful product, i.e. its exterior.

The Republic currently has 20 research centres and 16 universities in the state sector which engage in research and obtain results that require legal assessment.

Earlier reports said that the State Committee on Science and Technology would start to issue patents in 2022 in accordance with the procedure established by the DPR government. Media outlets also said what a patent document would look like.

Patent is a document or an application for its issue confirming an exclusive right to an invention, useful model, design solution, selection achievement or other industrial property asset. In essence, it is a state document protecting a new technical solution in various sectors of the national economy.*jk