Norway Trademark registration
Norway is a member of the Madrid Protocol. Trademark protection is obtained by registration. Trademark protection can also be established on basis of acquired rights.
A trademark application has to be filed before the Industrial Property Office. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination on absolute and relative grounds, i.e., an examination of distinctiveness and search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 3-6 months from first filing to registration. After registration, the trademark is published in the weekly “Norsk Varemerketidende”. The opposition period is 3 months from publication of the trademark application.
A trademark registration in Norway is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office. INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION (MADRID SYSTEM)*: If you already have filed a trademark application or have a trademark registration in one or more countries of the Madrid Union (based on the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol), you can obtain trademark protection by filing one single application, so called International Registration (Madrid System). *Note: The fees for an International Trademark Application (WIPO) will be calculated for each individual country or multiple countries. For a quotation please send us an e-mail with the name of countries where you currently have a registration and all preferable countries where you wish to extend your trademark protection.
Duly note, if the trademark has not been used within 5 years from issue of the registration certificate or has not been used later for a continuous period of 5 years, it may be subject to cancellation