Apply for design

To apply for design registration in Norway, you must file an application to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO). We recommend that you read the eleven sections below before you click on the green button at the bottom of the page "Start design application".
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1. What is a design?

A design registration protects the shape and outward appearance of a product (not a concept or technical function). By registering your design with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) you obtain a monopoly to exploit the design commercially in Norway.

All kinds of physical objects, screen shots, icons, graphic symbols, typography and ornamentation can be registered as a design. You can also register an interior or parts of a product.

If you wish to register an animated object, for example an animated icon for a data programme, you must use the application form in Altinn (this form is in Norwegian only).

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Paxster: Design reg.: DM/080789. Photo: Loyds Industri AS
Defa: Design reg.: 082698. Photo: Defa
Vestre: Design reg.: 083858. Photo: Einar Aslaksen/Vestre AS