Patent

Norway

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
Inventions which satisfy the conditions of novelty, inventive step and capable of industrial application, are subjected to patentability.
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
N/A
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
31 Months
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
N/A
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
Extension up to 5 Years by Supplementary Protection Certificate

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
14 Pages
Basic Number of Claims
10 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Norwegian or English
Translation required
No
Due date to file the translation
No
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed, No copy of passport required
Deed of Assignment
No, Not required unless change of applicant
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified, Only if requested by PTO
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
No
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
No
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
Yes
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
Yes
Declaration of Ownership
Signed
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
2-4 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
3-10 Years for applications claiming priority. For applications not claiming priority the substantive examination will take place within about 6-7 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
6 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Yes
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
6-12 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
6 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
12 Months (approx)
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
18 Months after Filing Date or Earliest Priority Date
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
6 Months (approx)

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A