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Norway and China have signed an agreement on patent cooperation, a PPH cooperation

(11 April 2023): The Norwegian Industrial Property Office and the Chinese patent authorities are extending the cooperation agreement on the processing of patent applications. It makes it faster and cheaper for patent applicants to obtain patents for their inventions in the other country. The agreement entered into force on 1 April 2023.

New opportunities for faster and cheaper patenting in China

(23 March 2020): In the autumn 2019, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) signed a cooperation agreement for processing patent applications. The agreement enters into force on 1 April 2020 and will initially last for three years.

Easier for foreign companies to protect ideas in Norway

(1 October 2019): From 1 October it has become easier for foreign companies to apply for rights to inventions, trademarks and designs in Norway. The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) is one of the first public authorities to open Altinn for foreign users.

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