Design: law and practice

Selected pages about designs: laws and regulations, classification, filing applications, fees and payment, international agreements, Norwegian Official Designs Gazette and options for appeal.

Search NIPO's database

Search database for Norwegian design registrations and applications

Designs Act and Regulations

Norwegian Designs Act (unofficial translation)

Norwegian Design Regulations (unofficial translation)


Classification of design 

Locarno Classification (link to WIPO)

Norwegian Official Designs Gazette

Norwegian Official Designs Gazette in PDF format - in Norwegian 

Application forms

File new appliction with application guide

File new application for design registration (link to Altinn - in Norwegian)

Correspondence to Norwegian Industrial Property Office  (link to Altinn - in Norwegian)


Fees and payments


Banking information

Regulation on Fees (unofficial translation)

International agreements

Hague System (link to WIPO)

EU design - general information (link to EUIPO - European Union Intellectual Property Office)

EU design - legal texts (link to EUIPO)

Appeal options

Appeal options for design

Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (link to KFIR)

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