What is Priority Right and What are the benefits of the priority right to the inventor?

The priority right is an intellectual property right stemmed from a prior application. In other words, an inventor may file a patent application in another country within 12 months after a prior patent application in any country and request a priority right based on his first application.

EXAMPLE: Mr. Ahmet filed a patent application in Turkey on 5th October 2009. Mr. Braun filed a patent application for the same invention in Germany on 10th October 2009.Then Mr. Braun filed a patent application for the same invention in USA on 15th March 2010 by claiming the priority right of German application. And Mr. Ahmet filed a patent application for the same invention in USA on 1st October 2010 by claiming the priority right of Turkish application.
The question is that: Who has the right to file a patent application in USA?
Answer: Since Mr. Ahmet's prior patent application's date is prior to the Mr. Braun's prior application's date, Mr. Ahmet has the right to file a patent application in U.S.A.
 
The priority period for patent applications is 12 months.
The priority period for trademark applications is 6 months.
The priority period for industrial design applications is 6 months.

 3606,    19  Jan  2018 ,   Patent

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