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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.

  • Multiple design applications

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

  • Filing requirements of design application in Norway

The application must be filed in Norwegian. Other supporting documents may be filed in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English. If the application is filed in a language other than Norwegian, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office may require a certified translation to be submitted within the term specified by the Office.

To obtain the date of filing, a design application in Norway must contain at least the following:
- name and address of the applicant(s);
- an indication of the product for which design registration is sought;
- image(s) or sample of the design;
- priority application’s country, date and number, if any.

In general, no Priority Document should be submitted. The Norwegian IP Office may request a certified copy of the Priority Document later, and the time limit for submission thereof is three months from the receipt of the corresponding notification.

The representative’s name and address must be cited either in the application form signed by the applicant or in a separate Power of Attorney. Neither legalisation nor notarisation is required. It may be provided simultaneously with filing of the application or upon receipt of the corresponding request from the Patent Office.

  • Examination of a design application in Norway

The design application in Norway undergoes formal examination only. Substantive examination (also referred to as supplementary examination) can be requested by the applicant and is subject to the payment of a fee. Substantive examination request must be made at the time of filing. If the application satisfies formal requirements, the design is registered, regardless of the outcome of the voluntary substantive examination.

  • Novelty grace period

According to the Norwegian legislation, information about an industrial design disclosed by the 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.

  • Grant, validity term and design renewal fees

There is no official grant fee in Norway. The industrial design registration in Norway is valid for five years from the date of filing. This term is extendable for five-year periods up to a total of 25 years.

Renewal fee for the further 5-year term of the design registration validity must be paid before the expiration of the current 5-year term, however not earlier than one year before its expiration. Late payment of the renewal fee is possible within 6 months after the expiration of the validity term and is subject to payment of a surcharge.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Average processing time from filing up to registration is 3 months.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform industrial design registration in Norway through a Norwegian patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Norwegian Industrial Designs, International Designs.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by AWA NORWAY AS on 23.01.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Norwegian IP Laws