Copyright (©) is the legal right to original works of literary and/or creative nature, for example musical compositions, a book, a painting or a motion picture. An innovation, a design or a trademark may be protected by copyright even though it has not been registered.

A copyright is automatically in force when you create an original work.

If an invention, a design or a trademark has the characteristics of something new and original, or is the result of a creative effort, it is automatically protected under the Intellectual Property Act.

Copyright cannot be registered, but must be determined by Court of Law.

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office on Copyright (in Norwegian only)

The Norwegian Copyright Act (in Norwegian only)

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