Contact for all matters relating to the Hague System
Icelandic Patent Office
Vilhjálmsson, Head of Patent and Design Division
|Telephone:||+354 580 9400 / 9423|
|Fax:||+354 580 9401|
|Monday to Friday||10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.|
Membership in the Hague Agreement
|Act(s)||Entry into Force|
|Geneva Act (1999)||December 23, 2003|
Hague Information Notices
If an International Application is Filed through the Office
The Office does not collect and forward fees payable to the International Bureau.
A fee of 9.000 Icelandic Kronas will apply, if the Office sends the international application, as an intermediary, to the International Bureau.
Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office republishes the international registration, in Icelandic, in the national ELS-tíðindi Gazette at:
The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, including a limited examination as to novelty (for example, an examination as to local novelty only, when the criterion for the validity of the design right is universal novelty), or examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Two months from the date of notification (extendable for two months).
|Effect as Grant of Protection||
The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.
|Representation before the Office||
A holder of design rights, who is not domiciled in Iceland, must have an agent established in the European Economic Area (EEA), in a member state of the incorporation of the European Free Trade Association or in the Faroe Islands. The Office does not have a extensive list of representatives that may act before the Office, but holders may contact the Office and request such a list.
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
National and/or Regional Legislation
Last updated on: May 17, 2017