Norway - Intellectual property rights
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- To make your European patent valid in Norway, it is necessary to have designated Norway in your European patent application.
- Once you have been granted a European patent by EPO, it may then be validated in Norway. The following documents should be submitted to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) within three months from the day EPO granted the patent:
- Patent claims in Norwegian
- Description in Norwegian
- Any sequence listings necessary to understanding the invention
- Any drawings accompanying the EP patent, and a Norwegian translation of any text in the drawings
- Title in Norwegian
- Application number and/or publication number at EPO
- Name and address of owner
- To validate your patent in Norway, the following conditions must also be met:
- The validation fee must be paid within the prescribed time limit. You will receive an invoice for the amount (including pages with drawings and sequence listings) from NIPO with a one month deadline.
- Norwegian and foreign applicants and patent owners are required to provide NIPO with an address to which notifications may be sent. If using an agent, a Power of Attorney must be submitted to NIPO (ref. Patent Act § 67).
- Once the patent has been disclosed in Norway, the same regulations apply as for a national patent. This means that you must pay annual fees to NIPO every year to uphold the patent.
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