Norway Trademark Registration

Norway trademark registration are filed with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) of Norway. Norway is not a member of the European Union and an EU trademark (OHIM) does not cover Norway. A standard Community trademark will not prevent third parties neither registering nor using your trademark in Norway. Foreign applicants wanting to protect their trademarks in Norway must file a separate application with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) or specifically include Norway in an international trademark registration under the Madrid Protocol.

 

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Documents Required for Filing of the Norway Trademark Application

To obtain the date of filing a trademark application in Norway must contain at least:

– Name of at least one applicant;

– Mark in JPEG format

– Detailed specification of goods and/or services in Norwegian;

– Details of priority claim, if any (state, application number and filing date).

To obtain the date of filing a trademark application in Norway must contain at least:

– Name of at least one applicant;

– For word marks: the trademark in plain letters, for device marks or combined marks: a representation of the trademark;

– Detailed specification of goods and/or services in Norwegian;

– Details of priority claim, if any (state, application number and filing date).

 

Norway Trademark Registration Procedure

The Norway trademark registration procedure is formed of the following main steps:

 

1. Checking the availability of the trademark in Norway. This report will inform upon the probability of the trademark registration to be successful. The Examination looks for characteristics of the trademark application but also for similarity to other registered Norwegian trademarks or European community trademarks. Also the examination looks into the confusion which might be created by the trademark with other Intellectual property, including but not limited to copyright or geographical origin denominations.

 

2. Filing the actual application for the Registration of the Trademark in Norway. The file will of course be processed beforehand by specialized Norwegian Intellectual Property Lawyers or Agent.

 

3. Obtaining the confirmation of the successful registration of the trademark in Norway and subsequently obtaining of the Norwegian Trademark Registration Certificate.

 

Term of Norway Trademark Protection

The term of Norway trademark protection is ten years from the date of registration.  The Norway trademark may be renewed for additional ten year terms within six months of the expiration date of the mark's present term.  

 

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