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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.

Try NIPO's new patent search

6th February 2017: We have launched an improved and faster version of patent search in our Search Service. The hit list and advanced search have merged together.

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