Renewal / annual fee
How much, when and how should you pay?
Renewing your right is voluntary. We therefore do not send out invoices for the annual fee for patents, or the renewal fee for trademarks and designs.
NB: Before you pay: If you need to make any changes to your application or registration, you must notify us in writing in good time before you pay the renewal fee.
How to report changes.
Certificate of renewal: For trademarks and designs, we send a certificate of renewal to the owner or their agent about 10 days after we have received payment of the renewal fee.
How to pay: Go to banking information
The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) will send a letter of notification to you as the applicant or holder, or to your patent attorney about two months prior to the payment deadline. Patent customers with a patent attorney are notified only when the first fee is due for payment.
However, we do recommend that you set up a free electronic alert. To do this you must go to our Search Service and register a user account. Click on "Log in" at the top right of the Search Service website to set up an account, or log in after you have set up an alert.
To set up an alert:
- Go to NIPO's Search Service
- Look up the case
- Click on the alert icon on the left (bell) and the "Alert case(s)" button will appear. Or click "Create alert" if you have already opened the case.
- Follow the instructions to set up an electronic alert. You will receive an alert by e-mail about one month before the next payment deadline.
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.
What happens if you do not pay the fee by the deadline?
If you do not pay the fee within 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 before the final payment deadline. To maintain your patent application, patent or registration, you must pay the annual fee or renewal fee and an additional fee (late payment fee) within six months of the original payment deadline.
Your patent application will be finally shelved, or the patent will expire if you do not pay the annual fee and the late payment fee within the final deadline.
Your trademark or design registration will cease if you fail to pay the renewal fee and the late payment fee before the final deadline.
Early payment: You can pay the renewal fee for trademarks and designs no earlier than one year before the payment deadline. The annual fee for a patent can only be paid 6 months before the payment deadline.
Is it possible to restore a case?
If you have not complied with the payment deadline, and have therefore lost your right, you may request that your application be taken up for processing again.
Read more about the possibility for further processing.
Are you of the opinion that you have paid within the deadline? Contact NIPO.
European patents in Norway
Renewal of international registrations
Designs: International design registrations are renewed via WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Trademarks: International trademark registrations are renewed via WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)