Norway (NO)

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated


The Office republishes the international registration, in Norwegian, in the national Designtidende (Mønstertidende) (Design Gazette) at:

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, other than novelty.

Opposition Period


Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Two months from the date of the notification (extendable once, 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 and, if any, from the priority date.

Creator requirements

The creator may be either a natural person or a judicial person.

Priority documents

Not applicable.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may file documents or appear before the Office directly for all matters. However, the correspondence must be in a Scandinavian language. The Office does not maintain a list of IP agents or representatives.

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: April 19, 2018