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Q17. Conversion to Utility Model Application

Q17. Conversion to Utility Model Application
Is it possible to file a divisional application as a utility model application from a patent application?

A17. Yes. A divisional application filed out of a patent application can be a utility model 10
application by conversion of application. The conversion to a utility model, however, is only possible within 9 years and 6 months from the filing date of the patent application.