Apply for design in Norway
- 1 What is a design?
- 2 Why register a design?
- 3 Is the design new?
- 4 What does it cost?
- 5 Prepare illustrations
- 6 Apply for several designs at the same time
- 7 About the application process
- 8 Design in other countries
- 9 Do you need help?
- 10 No Norwegian ID number?
- 11 Applications (drafts and/or filed) and receipts
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, you must use the application form in Altinn. An animated object or moving design can, for example, be an animated icon for a data programme, that shows the same movement every time you click on it.
Paxster: Design reg.: DM/080789. Photo: Loyds Industri AS
Defa: Design reg.: 082698. Photo: Defa
Vestre: Design reg.: 083858. Photo: Einar Aslaksen/Vestre AS
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