Apply for international design registration via NIPO

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) recommends that you submit your application for international design registration electronically to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). However, you can also submit an application via the NIPO.

The easiest, most affordable and safest way to apply for international design registration is to submit an electronic application to WIPO using eHague

However, if you do not wish to use eHague you can submit the application via the NIPO.

Fill in the application form DM/1 on WIPO's website with block letters, print it out, sign it and submit it to us along with pictures of the design. We check that the application is correctly filled out and send it on to WIPO.

For this you must pay a forwarding fee. We will send you an invoice with a payment deadline of 14 days. If you do not pay the invoice by the deadline, we will not consider the international application for design registration as having been received.

Please note:

  • The NIPO does not assess whether the design meets all the conditions necessary for registration as an international design.
  • The NIPO files application forms with images to WIPO on paper. WIPO will then scan the documents for entering into their systems. This may degrade the quality of the images.
  • You must pay a fee per sheet of paper when filing an application on paper.
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