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Intellectual property in Norway

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The Industrial Property Office
Regional Organisations
Patent Protection: the European Patent Office
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patents Act (Act No. 9 of December 15, 1967) (consolidated version of 2016)
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademarks Act (Act No. 8 of March 26, 2010) (consolidated version of 2015)
10 years. A trademark can be renewed for another 10 years for an unlimited number of times. Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Designs Act (Act No. 15 of March 14, 2003, relating to Design Protection) (consolidated version of 2015)
5 years, renewable four times, for 5-year periods, for up to 25 years  
Copyright Act (Act No. 2 of May 12, 1961, relating to Copyright in Literary, Scientific and Artistic Works) (consolidated version of 2015)
70 years, but varies depending on the type of product Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Act No. 25 of May 31, 2013, amending Legislation on the Protection of Industrial Property Rights, etc. (Extract) (2013)
5 years, renewable four times, for 5-year periods, for up to 25 years  

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