Patents: law and practice

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

Search NIPO's database

Search database for Norwegian patents and patent applications

Patents Act and Regulations

Norwegian Patents Act (unofficial translation)

Norwegian Patents Regulations (unofficial translation)

Employees' Inventions Act (unofficial translation)

Norwegian Official Patents Gazette

Norwegian Official Patents Gazette in PDF format - in Norwegian 

Application forms

File new application with application guide

Filie new application for a patent (link to Altinn)

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


Language requirements for national patent applications

Fees and payments


Banking information

Regulation on Fees (unofficial translation)

International application systems

Validating European patents in Norway

Rules on representation before the EPO

Patent Prosecution Highway

International type search (ITS)

PCT resources (link to WIPO)

PCT Applicant's Guide (link to WIPO)

Patentscope database (link to WIPO)

Appeal options

Appeal options for patents

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

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