Apply for design
About the application process
You write your application and send it to us
The application should include:
- Illustrations that clearly show the design(s)
- The name of the owner of the design and the designer
Contact us if you have any questions.
We publish the application
We will publish the application on our website immediately after receiving it, with the exception of the images that show the design. We keep the images secret while we process the application, although not for more than 6 months from the date of application or the date of a previous application concerning the same design (priority date).
We will publish the images when the application is registered or when the maximum period of 6 months expires. You can influence the time of publication of the images by specifying a particular date within the maximum period of 6 months. In this case, we will start processing the application as usual, but wait to register and publish it until the date you have specified.
We will contact you if your application contains errors or obstacles to registration
If the application has formal defects or contains something that we can not register, we will contact you - either by calling you or sending you a letter. There we will explain what you need to do to enable us to register the design(s).
You will have a 2 month deadline to reply to the letter.
We register the design
We will register the design(s) if the application is in order, and publish the registration in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office design register.
You reply to our letter within the deadline
Your reply to our letters must be received by us within the deadline, or the application will be shelved. You can ask us once, to resume processing an application which has been shelved, by paying a resumption fee.
Do you wish to apply in other countries?
If you wish to apply for design registration in other countries, you must do so within 6 months from the date of filing, or from the date of a possible earlier application for the same design (the priority date), to keep the same date of application as your Norwegian application.