A petty patent is an intellectual property right that protects an invention for a period of 10 years.
An invention that can be protected by a petty patent is a product, while by a petty patent can not be protected following categories of inventions relating to:
1) inventions in the field of biotechnology,
4) substances or compositions referred to in Article 10, para. 3 and 4 of the Law on Patents,
5) plant varieties or animal breeds and
6) a procedure that can be protected by a patent.
A petty patent granted by the Intellectual Property Office produces legal effect only on the territory of the Republic of Serbia.