Norway is now more interesting for patent applicants

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Please be reassured that Franks & Co Limited have taken contingency measures to ensure that the firm will continue to operate without any disruption in our services in view of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Our attorneys and support staff are equipped to work remotely to handle matters reliably and with our usually precision and efficacy. All remote working will be conducted via virtual private networking to maintain client’s data security and confidentiality. Our normal operating hours will continue.

We extend our well wishes to all at these difficult times.

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As of 1 January 2015, Norway acceded to the London Agreement thus waiving the right to demand full translations of granted European patents into Norwegian, if an English translation is available or if the relevant patents were issued in English.

Similar simplifications apply for Norwegian national patent applications and for the nationalization of international applications in Norway. Furthermore, if desired, also office actions may be issued in English in the future. Patent claims, however, must still be filed in the Norwegian language.

Norway has a population of over 5 million persons, a gross domestic product of $522bn US dollars, and a per capita gross domestic product of $102,000 US dollars, according to international monetary fund figures. 


Article Published April 21, 2015