1. What can you register?
Your trademark must stand out in the market. You can not get exclusive rights to words or images that only describe your product. To register your trademark it must be unique - it must have distinctive character.
The trademark should not resemble previously registered trademarks for the same or similar products. You can check our search service to see if competitors have registered similar trademarks in the same industry or business sector as you operate in. You can also visit navnesok.no to check both domain name, company name and trademark in one search.
The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) rejects about 30% of the applications that are filed because the trademarks are not distinctive or because someone has already registered a similar trademark.