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?

Annual Report 2014: Highlights
Annual Report 2014: Highlights
Check the figures for patents, trademarks and designs in 2014, and learn more about the year's highlights, trends and developments.
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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)