Priority certificates and certified copies

You can order priority documents and certified copies from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO).

A priority document is a copy of the first documents filed with your application. We will not send the documents to you, but we will make them available in the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS). This is an international electronic system that allows the secure exchange of priority documents and similar documents between the IP offices participating in the system.

Exceptions:
For those countries which are not members of WIPO DAS, we will send the document via Altinn with a stamp and signature. GCC countries (Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) require notarial confirmation or legalisation in order for priority documents to be considered valid. Iran also requires original documents. We send documents with an original stamp and signature for those countries where this is required. NB! Please specify this when ordering.

Example of a priority document (PDF)

A certified copy is a copy of trademark and design applications or rights contained in our register. We will send you the document electronically with a stamp and signature of the Director of the NIPO.

Example of a certified trademark application (in Norwegian) (PDF)

Ordering and payment via Altinn

Use this form in the internet portal Altinn to order and pay for a priority document or certified copy of trademark, design and patent applications or rights. You must pay with Visa, MasterCard or BankAxess when you place your order.

We normally process orders submitted with this form within 5 business days of receipt.

Please note that we make priority documents available in the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS). More information under. If you need a priority document for a country which is not a member of WIPO DAS, or an original document, please specify this in your order.

Alternative way to order

You can also order by sending an e-mail to: post@patentstyret.no, if you for example do not have a Norwegian national ID number. Transfer NOK 300 at the same time to the NIPO bank giro account 8276 01 00192. We will not send an invoice for this amount.

We process orders submitted by e-mail within 10 working days after we have received your payment. 

Delivery of priority documents: shared in WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) 

We will make priority documents available in WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS). WIPO will automatically send an access code to the email address you provide when ordering. You need to share this code with the IP Office in the country in which you wish to file priority.

You must be registered as a user with WIPO to access the document. You can create a user or log in from the WIPO Digital Access Service - Applicant Portal. On the website WIPO Digital Access Service you can find information on how to use the web portal, create a user, change passwords and more.

Exceptions: For those countries which are not members of WIPO DAS, we will send the document via Altinn with a stamp and signature. GCC countries (Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) require notarial confirmation or legalisation in order for priority documents to be considered valid. Iran also requires original documents. We send documents with an original stamp and signature for those countries where this is required. NB! Please specify this when ordering.

If you would like information about notarial confirmation and legalisation, you can read this on the government website (regjeringen.no).

Delivery of certified copies: these will be sent electronically

If you are an Altinn customer with us, we will send the documents via Altinn. If you are not an Altinn customer with us, we will send the documents via email. If you want a paper printout of the electronic document, you can print it yourself.

English translation of trademark classes:
Classes for trademark cases are in Norwegian. We do not translate classes into English as only the Norwegian version is valid in Norway. If you need an English version, please send a translation of classes to us along with your order and we will confirm that the translation is correct.

To find the correct English classes, we recommend that you use the Product Selector. This tool can be used to translate selected terms from Norwegian to English and vice versa. You choose the goods and services in the Product Selector and click save/translate. The Norwegian text will then be translated into English.

Price

Priority certificates and certified copies: NOK 300

Copy Service

We can also provide you with copies of applications and other case documents.
More information about our Copy Service

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