8. Design in other countries
If you wish to register your design in several countries, you can start by filing an application in Norway or applying directly in the countries concerned.
It is wise to register your design in all those countries where you are thinking about using the design commercially. However, the more countries in which you apply for protection the more expensive it becomes.
If you apply in Norway first and want to keep the same date of application when you apply internationally, you must apply within 6 months from the date of filing to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
Whether you choose to start with an application in Norway or to apply directly in other countries, you have the following options:
- Starting in Norway
- Applying in each individual country
- Applying through the Hague System
- Applying for an EU design