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      What is a utility model?

      The purpose of the utility model system is to accelerate industrial development by protecting and encouraging the creation of practical devices. In order to achieve this, utility model rights are granted in exchange for disclosure thereof. That is, a third party can utilize the disclosed devices, and the deviser can use exclusive rights granted in return for the disclosure to his or her advantage in business. The granting of the exclusive rights encourages the development of devices, and ultimately leads to industrial development.