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Intellectual property protection in Norway

Intellectual Property in Norway

1. Norway general info

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of about 5 million. It is the second least densely populated country in Europe. The country shares a long border with Sweden, Finlandand Russia to the Northeast, and the Skagerrak Strait across from Denmark to the South. It shares maritime borders with Russia by the Barents Sea; Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland by the Norwegian Sea; and Sweden, and the United Kingdom by the North Sea. The capital city and the largest with the highest population at almost 1 million is Oslo.

International Country Code:  NO

Time Zone:       UTC+1, summer UTC+2                           

Currency:    Norwegian krone (NOK)

Brief information about Patent registration in Norway (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Norway (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Norway

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Norway

Brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Norway

2. IP Legal Base in Norway

Trademarks Act
Designs Act
Plant Variety Act
Patents Act
Copyright Act
Law on Employees' Inventions
Industrial Property Office Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Cooperation Treaty
European Patent Convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Norwegian Industrial Property Office
PO Box 8160 Dep.
N-0033 Oslo
Phone: + 47 22 38 73 00
Fax: + 47 22 38 73 01
Email: mail@patentstyret.no
www.patentstyret.no

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Norway are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Oslo Patentkontor AS on 31/03/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Norwegian IP Laws

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