COUNTRY : KINGDOM OF NORWAY
CAPITAL : OSLO
LANGUAGE : NORWEGIAN
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, MADRID PROTOCOL, WTO-TRIPS, BERNE CONVENTION, WIPO, PCT
The IPR office of Norway is known as the Norwegian Industrial Property Office Patentstyret, NIPO.
PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS IN NORWAY:
Protection to Trademarks is provided at a Two tier level:
1. National Registration - Direct Filing with National Trademark Office
Please refer our treaties on International protection under Madrid SYSTEM
Therefore, to obtain protection in NORWAY, there are two options from which the applicant can choose:
Before filing trademark applications, it is always advisable to conduct a search to check and ascertain if same or similar trademarks already exist or are pending registration. This is done through NIPO’s databases.
Applicant has to furnish the following documentation for filing:
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Once the trademark application is lodged with the NIPO, the IP office then examines the application to ensure that it meets all the requirements and disclaimers as per the trademark act.
If the application meets all the requirements as set out in the trademarks act, the trademark shall be registered and notice of registration published.
Pre-Registration: Use of the marks before applying for registration is advantageous since marks not sufficiently distinctive to be registrable can acquire the necessary distinctiveness through use, but generally the use must be in Norway.