Ordering a Preliminary Search

You can order a preliminary search for trademarks, patents and designs. The preliminary search service is a paid service.

Two ways to order a preliminary search

  1. Online form via Altinn:
    For Norwegian residents and companies operating in Norway: for reasons of security and traceability, we recommend that you use the online form in Altinn, the official portal for online communication with the business sector. You will receive a receipt immediately.
    NB: The form is in Norwegian only.
    If you need help in using Altinn, go to Altinn's support service.
  2. E-mail:
    If you are not able to use Altinn, you many send your query directly to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office via e-mail: oppdrag@patentstyret.no. NB: Be aware of the possibility that sensitive information can go astray when using e-mail. We therefore recommend that you use our system for Secure File Exchange to send your files to us in a secure manner.

Prices and delivery

Prices and delivery times 

Various types of preliminary searches

You can also check our database yourself

It is also possible to check our database yourself. There you will find all publicly available information about trademarks, patents and designs in Norway - completely free.
Go to our free Search Service


If you have any questions concerning preliminary searches, call our Customer Service Centre at +47 22 38 73 00.

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