Formal application requirements

Required information:

  • Name and address of the applicant.
  • Specification of goods or services.
  • If priority is claimed; a statement of country, serial number and filing date of the original foreign application from which priority is claimed.

Required enclosures:

  • If a logo; a digital representation of the logo.
  • Power of attorney (no notarisation required); may be filed later.
  • Normally it is not necessary to file a Priority Document; only upon request of the Examiner.

General information:

  • The duration is 10 years from the filing date, and may then be renewed indefinitely for further periods of 10 years.
  • A registered trademark may be revoked if genuine use has not been commenced within 5 years of registration or if genuine use at the time of legal action has been discontinued for an uninterrupted period of 5 years.
  • Norway has a 3 month post-registration opposition period where 3rd parties may file oppositions to the registration of a mark. The opposition period starts on the day of publication, shortly after registration.

If genuine use does not cover all goods for which the trademark has been registered, it may be partially revoked.

A trademark may be revoked by court proceedings or administrative re-examination.