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Bryn Aarflot AS | Global | 6 Dec 2021

Advantages of academic patenting

While the importance of patenting in various industrial fields is obvious to many, the significance of academic patenting remains more elusive. In academia, the focus has traditionally been on scientific publications, preferably in high-ranking journals. Patents have often been viewed almost as a nuisance. But as academic research scientists are now increasingly realising, there is a lot to......
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Bryn Aarflot AS | European Union | 13 Sep 2021

How to speed up EPO procedures

The choice to speed up a procedure before the European Patent Office (EPO) is a strategic one, motivated by various factors. Shortening the duration of the procedure is particularly important for applicants involved in rapidly evolving technologies. This article discusses the options available to applicants wanting to expedite their applications through the EPO procedure.
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Bryn Aarflot AS | 21 Jun 2021

NIPO administrative reviews: FAQs

An 'administrative review' is a procedure offered by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office as a cheaper, simpler and quicker alternative to court procedures when challenging the validity of a patent. The proceedings are structurally similar to opposition proceedings but provide for the winning party's costs to be covered, similar to court proceedings. However, fewer grounds can be invoked......
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Bryn Aarflot AS | Norway | 14 Jun 2021

Protection of plant varieties under plant breeders' rights

Plant breeders' rights provide protection of plant varieties. In Norway, where such protection is granted by the Plant Variety Board, breeders can prevent third parties from producing or importing plant material of their plant variety with a view to offering it for sale or otherwise marketing it for purposes of propagation. Third parties must also obtain permission from the breeder if they......
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Bryn Aarflot AS | Norway | 7 Jun 2021

Trademark litigation: FAQs

In Norway, the Trademark Act 2010 regulates the registration, administrative opposition, cancellation and invalidation proceedings regarding trademarks. As well as the formal procedural requirements, the Trademark Act also contains the material requirements for trademark registration. This article answers FAQs about trademark litigation in Norway.
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Bryn Aarflot AS | Norway | 24 May 2021

Trademark prosecution: FAQs

In Norway, the Trademark Act 2010 regulates the registration, administrative opposition, cancellation and invalidation proceedings regarding trademarks. As well as the formal procedural requirements, the Trademark Act also contains the material requirements for trademark registration. This article answers FAQs about trademark prosecution in Norway.
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Bryn Aarflot AS | Norway | 17 May 2021

Patent litigation: FAQs

The Patent Act constitutes the basic legislative framework regarding patents and their extent under Norwegian law. The Patent Act and its accompanying rules regulate the filing, formalities and substantive examination of patent applications and the registration, administrative opposition, cancellation and invalidation of granted patents. This article answers FAQs about patent litigation in......
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Bryn Aarflot AS | European Union, Norway | 10 May 2021

Implementation of new Customs Act

By 1 July 2021 a new Customs Act will be implemented in Norway, with simplified procedures relating to the destruction of consignments which contain counterfeit goods. The amendments aim to align Norwegian customs control with EU regulations and practice. For IP owners, the new procedures are long overdue and will be welcomed. Under the new rules, counterfeit goods are more likely to be......
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Bryn Aarflot AS | European Union, Norway | 3 May 2021

Patent prosecution: FAQs

The Patent Act constitutes the basic legislative framework regarding patents and their extent under Norwegian law. The Patent Act and its accompanying rules regulate the filing, formalities and substantive examination of patent applications and the registration, administrative opposition, cancellation and invalidation of granted patents. This article answers FAQs about patent prosecution in......
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Bryn Aarflot AS | Norway | 24 Nov 2016

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Norway

Community designs offer no protection in the Norwegian territory since Norway is not part of the European Union. Hence, in order to obtain a design…
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