Renewal / annual fee
We will send a letter of notification to you as the applicant or holder or to your patent attorney around two months prior to the payment deadline. Patent customers with a patent attorney are notified only when the first fee is due for payment.
We will gradually stop sending letters of notification. You should therefore set up free electronic alerts in our search service. To do this, look up the case and click on the alert icon on the left. The "Alert case(s)" button will appear. Click on this and follow the instructions to set up electronic alert. You will receive an alert by e-mail around one month before the next payment deadline.
How much, when and how do you need to pay?
We do not send out invoices for the annual fee for patents, or the renewal fee for trademarks and designs. In the Norwegian Industrial Property Office search service you can look up your case to see how much you need to pay. Click on the case in the hit list to bring up a detailed display. Under "Payment" under each case you can view how much you need to pay and when. If you click on the shopping trolley icon, you will be taken to our payment service where you can pay by card or BankAxess, or receive payment details to enable you to pay through your bank.
To use the payment service, you must register as a user.
We will send a renewal letter for a trademark or a design to you as the holder or to your patent attorney within 15 working days after we have received the fee.
If you do not use our payment service
Deposit the amount in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office account (see payment details), and specify what the fee applies to, including the application number, patent number or registration number. In the case of payment from abroad, use the IBAN number (see payment information). In addition, you can send information about the transaction by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewals and annual fees in other countries
Fees for renewals of trademark and design registrations and annual fees for patents vary from country to country. To find out how much you have to pay in other countries, contact your patent attorney or the patent office in the country in question.
Trademark and design: changes to the registration
If changes have taken place in your registration for a trademark or design, for example name, address, change of holder, patent attorney or you wish to limit the number of classes or designs, you must notify us in writing before renewing your registration. Find the relevant form on the Forms page.
What will happen if you do not pay the fee by the deadline?
In all cases, regardless of fee year, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office will set out a final alert to you as the applicant or patent holder or your patent attorney. We will send this letter approximately two months after the payment deadline. You will then have to pay the annual fee and an additional fee (late payment fee) within six months of the original payment deadline. The application will be finally set aside or the patent will cease if you fail to pay the fee.
If you fail to pay the fee by the deadline, we will send a final warning to you as the holder or to your patent attorney. We will send this letter approximately two months after the payment deadline. You will then have to pay the renewal fee and an additional fee (late payment fee) within six months of the original payment deadline. The registration will cease if you fail to pay the fee.
It is possible for you to apply for a deadline extension, or appeal against the decision to the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (www.kfir.no)
If you have not complied with the deadline, you may in some cases, request that your application be taken up for processing again. Read more about the possibility for further processing.
PCT applications and EP patents in Norway
PCT applications which are extended to Norway are subject to payment of annual fees in the same way as national patent applications and patents.
The annual fee for EP patents in Norway falls due for payment in the fee year after the European Patent Office (EPO) published the granted patent. If the EP patent was published by the EPO during the course of the second year after the application was submitted, you must pay a renewal fee for the third and subsequent years in Norway. See the price list.
Acts and regulations
- Regulation on Fees
- Trademarks Act: Sections 33, 80 and Chapter 6
- Designs Act: Sections 24, 50 and Chapter 6
- Patents Act: Chapter 5, Sections 72, 39d
More information about renewal and payment
Renewal of international registrations
- International design registrations are renewed via WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
- International trademark registrations are renewed via WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)