How can I protect my idea?

You can protect your creation, logo or invention with trademarks, designs and patents.

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NIPO is the official government body responsible for granting industrial property rights (IPR) in Norway.

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What's happening?

Payment for ITS search
Payment for ITS search
As from 1st November 2015 we have made changes in payment procedures when requesting an international type search (ITS) for national patent applications.
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Changes in language requirements
Changes in language requirements
From 1st January 2015 national patent applications and PCT applications may be submitted in English to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
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Warning against misleading invoices for trademark and patent rights

NIPO sends out its own requests for payment of fees.
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Link to Nordic Patent Institute website

 

Link to web site for Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (KFIR)