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Industrial Design Registration in Norway

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design application in Norway as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing an industrial design application in Norway

The deadline for filing a design application in Norway claiming priority is six months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is not possible.

  • Multiple design application

Several designs may be filed in one multiple design application in Norway in case they belong to the same class of Locarno classification.

  • Minimum of filing documents

To obtain the date of filing the design application in Norway must contain at least the following:
- name and address of the applicant(s) and the designer(s);
- an indication of a product for which design is sought;
- image(s) illustrating the design.

  • Power of attorney

The representation of the applicant together with the representative’s name and postal address must be cited either in the application form, which must be signed by the applicant, or in a separate document. If the relationship of representation is based on a general power of attorney, each application in which the general power of attorney is invoked must contain a reference to it.

  • Priority document

In general, no priority document should be submitted. The Norwegian Patent Office may request the priority document later, and the time limit for submission thereof is three months from the receipt of the corresponding notification.

  • Examination of a design application in Norway

The design application in Norway undergoes only a formal examination. A substantive examination can be requested and is subject to the payment of a fee. Such request must be made at filing. If the formal aspects of the application are in order, the design is registered, regardless of the outcome of any voluntary substantive examination.  

  • Grace period

According to the Norwegian legislation, information about the industrial design disclosed by author or any person receiving information directly or indirectly from the author does not disprove the novelty of the industrial design if the application is filed within 12 months from disclosure of the information.

  • Validity term

The industrial design in Norway is valid for five years from the date of filing. This term is extendable for five years increments up to a total of 25 years.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

The official issuance fee is not stipulated. A maintenance fee for a second 5-year term of a design registration validity must be paid before the expiration of a current 5-years term, however not earlier than one year before its expiration. For renewal of a design registration after the expiration of this term an extra fee is payable within six months.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is recommended for foreigners to accomplish industrial design prosecution in Norway through an agent, a registered Norwegian patent attorney. 

  • What can be registered

As an industrial design in Norway may be registered the following:
- the shape and outward appearance of an article;
- the appearance of non-physical articles such as a screen image, typefaces and graphic symbols;
- ornamentation;
- interior design, for example, the interior design of a café or shop.

  • What can not be registered

Technical solutions are not protected by design patent in Norway.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Norwegian Industrial Designs, International Designs.

The information was verified on 31.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Norwegian IP Laws