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Norway Trademark Registration 

Your trademark registration will be processed in Norway through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 6 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


  • If I register my trademark in Norway, do I have protection in other territories?

    A registered trademark in this jurisdiction is protected in Norway including the Continental shelf and all of its territorial waters.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes. Applicants are required to sign a power of attorney.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Yes. Provided the pre-filing use occurred in Norway, the applicant may benefit by being able to demonstrate the distinctiveness of the mark. This will also aid the applicant in winning against challenges based on non-distinctiveness.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Yes. When the owners are not using their registered trademark, they make it vulnerable to cancellation attacks from competitors.  

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Norway?

    The following marks that can be recreated graphically and can make a product/service distinct from others are allowed for registration: 

    • Names
    • Terms/words
    • Touch
    • Taste
    • Motion
    • Hologram
    • Smell/scent
    • Sound
    • Slogan
    • Colour
    • Devices
    • Shapes with 3 dimensions
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Norway?

    The order of phases of application is as follows: examination, registration and publication. 

    1. Examination – the Norway Trademark Office will examine the application based on a number of factors namely formalities, classifications, clarity, descriptiveness, deceptiveness, distinctiveness and conflicts with other applications.
    2. Registration – The trademark office of Norway will perform the prosecution process and if no challenges or oppositions are received, the office will then issue the registration certificate.
    3. Publication – The trademark will be published in the Norwegian Official Trademarks Gazette.
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?

    The following marks are banned by this jurisdiction for registration: 

    • Marks that oppose standard of moral or marks that are incompatible with public order
    • Common terms with plain or general meaning
    • Marks that lack acquired distinctiveness
    • Marks that primarily serve as last name or surname
    • Marks that primarily serve as name of a geographic location
    • Marks that use flags or symbols or names of states, nations and international organizations without permission from authorities
    • Marks that can be deceiving to the public
  • Does Norway use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Yes. Nice Classification system is effective in Norway. For trademarks that will be covering multiple classes of goods/services, one application will suffice.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Norway?

    Yes. The filing date in your home country can be claimed as the filing date in Norway provided that your home country is a member of the Paris Convention and its filing date does not exceed 6 months from the filing date in this jurisdiction.

  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    Use the mark 5 years from the date it was registered. You must use the mark for business purposes and the selling or marketing must occur in Norway.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    A registered trademark in Norway is initially valid for 10 years starting on the date of application.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal of your trademark will take place 10 years from the filing of application date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Yes. It is legal to use an unregistered mark for selling goods/services.