PATENT FILING IN NORWAY

Norway joined WIPO in 1974. Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) accepts patent applications via European Patent Office (EPO) or PCT system. Norway has witnessed the growth of around 14% patent applications in year 2016 as compared to that of 2015. Sectors in which these applications were filed are technical consultants, machinery industry, services related to oil and gas as well as wholesale trade. Increase in patent applications in these sectors is an indicator of the growth however, there are many more potential sectors yet to be explored. With the strong vision of Norwegian legislation and their ergonomic policies, the numbers are expected to grow further in coming years. With the vision of the Norwegian government for boosting the patent filings, GPF is dedicated in providing the one stop solution of all the requirements of patent filings. GPF can assist in efficiently and promptly, using accurate translations, filing patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys  (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/Prosecution as per Norwegian Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.

High Level Cost Estimate for Filing
Description
Price
Official Fee
$ 598
Attorney Fee
$ 500
Translation Fee
NA
Total
$ 1,098
Documents Required

Annuity for 3’rd year onwards is to be paid after grant of the Patent. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.

Filing to Grant Procedure
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STEP 1 : FILING

A patent can be filed in Norway as any of the following formats:

  • Paris convention based national entry.

  • PCT national phase based national entry.

2
STEP 2 : PUBLICATION

Publication of Norwegian patents is done within 18 months of priority date.

3
STEP 3 : EXAMINATION

In Norway, examination a patent application starts automatically at filing.

4
STEP 4 : PROSECUTION

Response to Examination Report has to be submitted within 3 months from the date of First Examination Report (FER).

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STEP 5 : GRANT

Response to Examination Report has to be submitted within 3 months from the date of First Examination Report (FER).