Use this form to apply for exclusive rights to the shape and outward appearance of a product. If this is the first time you have applied for a design, we recommend that you follow this link to find more information and to find the application form. The exclusive right applies to all commercial use in Norway.

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About this form

If you have shown your design publicly, you must file your application no later than 12 months after showing it for the first time.
Developing new products requires time and investment. It is often the design or appearance of a product that distinguishes it from other products. The design may therefore be of great value and should be protected.

If the applicant has chosen to use a representative, the NIPO will communicate only with the representative in any correspondence regarding the application.

You can apply as an individual or on behalf of an organisation. If you represent an organisation, you must have the Altinn role .

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Payment and receipt
If you pay now, you will find your receipt on the receipt page (which will appear as soon as you have paid), or in your Altinn message box. You may send a copy of the receipt by e-mail or save it to your device. NIPO will not send a receipt. You will receive a reference number in Altinn (ARxxxxx) which you can use for any enquiries.

Your application will become public
Your application and all the documents related to it will be published on our website. We generally shield sensitive and confidential information. You can ask us to exempt business secrets from public disclosure. It is therefore important that you clearly indicate what information in the application or attachments you wish us to exempt. We will then assess whether the information can be exempted from public disclosure.

Do you need help?

NIPO's Customer Service Centre can answer questions regarding trademarks, designs and patents.
Telephone: +47 22 38 73 00

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