Preliminary Search Service

Preliminary Search Service

You have a new idea – it may be a technical solution, a new trademark or a design no one has thought of before. Ordering a preliminary search can provide you with important information for the future development of your product.

If you are to make the right decisions, you need to ask the right questions, - and you should do this as early on in the process as possible.

  • Could it be that your new invention isn't so new?
  • Could your new trademark or logo be very similar to someone else's?
  • Is your new design really yours?
  • Should you know what your competitors are doing?
  • Do you wish to protect your rights?

Our services are divided into categories: patents, trademarks and designs. If you have other requirements than those listed, contact us and let us know what you need. We have engineers, lawyers, librarians and experienced staff, ready to supply you with important information – to help you make the right decisions.

And the best of all - you will receive this information within a few days!


We are bound to observe professional secrecy and will handle your enquiry confidentially.

ISO Certification

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office's search services are ISO-certified under the international standard certification system.


Our searches are carried out in publicly available information. The result of this report is not binding for the subsequent processing of an application by the Norwegian Office.



Warning against misleading invoices for trademark and patent rights

NIPO sends out its own requests for payment of fees.

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