Apply for design in Norway

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2. Why register a design?

Developing new products requires time and investment. It is often the design or appearance of a product that distinguishes it from other products. The design may therefore be of great value.

Get a head start in the market

By registering your design you receive exclusive rights to exploit it commercially. Should you end up in a conflict, you will have a stronger case if your design is registered.

Registering your design is important because it enables you to document your exclusive rights, and can:

  • increase your competitive advantage and improve the possibility of earning money from your design
  • help you achieve a greater market share
  • give you a sound basis for entering into sales and licensing agreements with others.
  • make your business more attractive to partners and investors
  • help to prevent conflicts
  • be used as evidence in a conflict

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