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Trademark registration in Norway

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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple class

Multiple class trademark applications are possible in Norway.

  • Filing requirements in Norway

The application and the list of goods and/or services must be filed in Norwegian. Other supporting documents can be filed in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English. If the application is filed in a language other than Norwegian, the translation into Norwegian can be requested by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office and must be submitted within a time limit set in the corresponding Notice.

To obtain the date of filing, a trademark application in Norway must contain at least:
- name and address of the applicant;
- a representation of the trademark;
- a list of the goods and/or services in Norwegian;
- priority claim details, if any (country, application number and filing date).

In general, no Priority Document must be submitted. The Norwegian Industrial Property Office may request a certified copy of the priority document at the examination stage, 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 provided either in the application form signed by the applicant or in a separate Power of Attorney. It may be provided simultaneously with filing of the application or upon receipt of the corresponding request from the Trademark Office. Notarisation or legalisation of the Power of Attorney is not required.

  • Publication, opposition and examination of a trademark application in Norway

Trademark applications in Norway are examined as to compliance with formal requirements, as to distinctiveness and as to conflict with already registered trademarks. Opposition against a Norwegian trademark registration must be filed within three months from the date of publication of the registration.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

No official grant fee is stipulated for Norwegian trademarks. The Certificate of Registration is issued electronically. The trademark in Norway is valid for ten years from the date of filing. The validity can be extended indefinitely by paying a renewal fee every ten years. The request for trademark renewal should be filed during the last year of the current 10-year trademark validity term. However, since March 1, 2023, trademarks in Norway may be renewed within 6 months before the expiry of the validity term. This rule applies to the trademark registrations that expire on March 2, 2024 and later. This term may be extended by six months, a surcharge applies.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Average time from filing to registration of a trademark in Norway is 5-7 months.

  • Provisional Refusal

For filing a response to the provisional refusal of an international registration in Norway, applicants are provided with the time limit of 3 months beginning on the date the Office issues the refusal. It is possible to request an extension of time. The language of the response is Norwegian, English, Danish or Swedish. Applicants are recommended to appoint a local representative for the filing of a response.

If the Office upholds the provisional refusal, the applicant can request a revision of a final decision within a period of 3 months following the date of issuance of the corresponding Notification. The Office’s final decision refusing protection can also be appealed before the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights within a period of 2 months from the date of issuance of the corresponding Notification.

  • Use requirement

The validity of a trademark in Norway may be contested on the basis of non-use, provided that no oppositions are filed, within five years from the end of the opposition period. If an opposition is filed, the period for demonstrating use begins after the opposition is finally decided.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform trademark registration in Norway through an agent, a registered Norwegian trademark attorney.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Norwegian Trademarks, International Trademarks.

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