Can products that don't meet the definition of 'invention' still be protected? In some countries, including Italy, the answer is 'yes' and the solution takes the form of a 'utility model'.
Utility models protect anything that involves a new technical improvement to an existing product. Basically, this includes all 'innovative upgrades' aimed at boosting utility as regards the use and/or manufacture of the product.
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