Contracting state to the London Agreement on the application of Art. 65 EPC?
No official language in common with one of the official languages of the EPO.
Patent applications can also be filed and processed in English.
A translation of the claims into Norwegian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.
No further requirements if the European patent was granted in English.
If the European patent was granted in French or German, a translation of the description (including any drawings) and title into either English or Norwegian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC. In addition, a translation of the claims into Norwegian must be supplied.
Must a national professional representative be appointed?
Period for filing the translation
3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin
§ 66c(1) and (2) PL
(a) Special fee payable?
(b) If so, when due?
(a) NOK 5 500
(b) Upon receipt of a translation in accordance with § 66c PL, an invoice is issued. The due date for payment of the fee is specified in the invoice.
§ 66c(1) PL
(a) Must a form be used?
(b) No. of copies to be filed
Manner and form in which the translation is made available to the public
Mention in "Norsk patenttidende" (Norwegian Patents Gazette)
§ 66c(3) and (4) PL
Correction of translation
(b) Special fee payable?
(b) For patents granted or maintained in amended form by the EPO as from 16 January 2015: NOK 1 200
For patents granted by the EPO prior to 16 January 2015: NOK 1 100 plus NOK 250 for each page of the translation (including any drawings) in excess of 14
§ 66j(1) PL
The EP application number or publication number and the name and address of the applicant must be submitted with the translation of the claims into Norwegian.
Otherwise the translation will be regarded as not having been supplied.
§ 59 PR