Intellectual Property in Norway

Overview by
National Organizations
The Industrial Property Office
Regional Organizations
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Norwegian Patents Act
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Trademarks Act
10 years, renewable for a further 10-year period Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Designs Act
5 years, renewable four times, for 5-year periods, for up to 25 years  
Copyright Act
70 years, but varies depending on the type of product Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Industrial Models
Designs Act
5 years, renewable four times, for 5-year periods, for up to 25 years  

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