NO Norway

New fee rates

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office has informed us that some patent fees have been changed1.

Applicants for and proprietors of European patents with effect in Norway are advised that from 1 January 2011 the following rates apply:

1. Correction of translations of the claims under Article 67(3) EPC and publication or correction of translations of European patent specifications under Article 65 EPC:

NOK 1 100 plus NOK 250 for each full or part page of the translation (including any drawings) in excess of 14 (unchanged)

2. Renewal fees:

 

NOK

1st year2

600

2nd year2

600

3rd year

600

4th year

1 200

5th year

1 500

6th year

1 800

7th year

2 000

8th year

2 300

9th year

2 600

10th year

2 900

11th year

3 200

12th year

3 500

13th year

3 800

14th year

4 100

15th year

4 400

16th year

4 700

17th year

5 000

18th year

5 300

19th year

5 600

20th year

5 900

 

3. Conversion of European patent applications or patents into national patent applications or patents:

NOK 4 200 application fee (including search fee) plus NOK 200 for the 11th and each subsequent claim.

If the applicant is a private individual or a small enterprise of less than 20 man-years, the application fee is NOK 800 plus NOK 200 for the 11th and each subsequent claim (unchanged).

Payment of fees

The bank accounts for renewal fees and other fees concerning European patents in Norway have also changed.

Details of the new accounts are as follows:

Beneficiary: Patentstyret

Name and address of the bank:

DnB NOR Bank ASA

PO Box 1172 Sentrum,

0107 OSLO

BIC: DNBANOKKXXX

(a) Account for the payment of renewal fees: 8276.01.00192

IBAN: NO82 8276 0100 192

(b) Account for other fees: 8276.03.00078

IBAN: NO46 8276 0300 078

EPO information brochure "National law relating to the EPC"

Users of this brochure (14th edition) should amend Tables VI, column 1, VII, column 2, and VIII, column 2, accordingly.



1 Forskrift om avgifter til Patentstyret av 13. desember 2010 nr. 1646 (www.lovdata.no, I 2010 hefte 14).

2 Due and payable together with 3rd-year fee.

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