Applying for a patent

In Norway

To apply for patent protection in Norway, you file a patent application to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.

A Norwegian patent provides protection only in Norway. If you wish to apply for patent protection abroad, it is nevertheless an advantage if you begin the process by filing a national application, for example in Norway.

Electronic filing

For Norwegian residents and companies operating in Norway: for reasons of security and traceability, we recommend that you file your patent application and related correspondence online via Altinn. You will receive a receipt immediately.


Application form in PDF format

It is also possible to file your application using the form in PDF format, if you prefer.

Applying for a patent abroad

If you wish to apply for a patent in other countries, you have several choices.
Read more about patenting abroad

Other forms

You will find the following forms in PDF format on the page Forms in  PDF format

  • Change of name and address
  • Application for a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC)
  • Filing of documents translated in connection with validation of EP patents
  • Notification of change in ownership/merger
  • Power of Attorney
  • Notification of a license
  • Declaration of right to the invention

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Send application/ correspondence online via Altinn.

Send application/ correspondence

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Link to Nordic Patent Institute website


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