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
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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