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