The utility model only protects the inventions that consist of giving an object a configuration, structure, mechanism or layout that leads to an increase in its usefulness or improving its use. 

Objects are considered utility models and as such protected, the models of tools, utensils, containers and other objects intended for practical use.

Valid for 20 years.

Relevant Legislation

- Decreto-Lei nº 36/2003 de 5 de Março