- July 01, 2021
The Austrian Patent Office (APO) provides security The success of your business is built on innovations. Innovations are the basis and the driving force of every economic system. Granting intellectual property rights to your innovations is the task of the APO, the central authority for industrial property law in Austria. Successful concepts and technical developments ‘invite’ imitations. Temporary intellectual property rights with a monopoly nature help with this. The Austrian Patent Office effectively provides you with security and, as the national competence centre, safeguards your legitimate interests. Patents, protection certificates and utility models protect your inventions, while registrations protect your trademarks and designs. The APO is your competence centre Such a concentrated amount of expertise relating to industrial property law cannot be found anywhere else in Austria. In the APO, over 200 experts are responsible for protecting the inventions, designs and trademarks of Austrian businesses. They examine each individual case in compliance with the strictest quality criteria and provide your products with the best possible protection. As a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) authority, the APO is one of the best centres for the protection of intellectual property in the world, and has been since 1979. In our role as an International Searching and Examining Authority, we create over 1000 international search reports each year.