How to search?

Use Quick search for all fields within Patent, Design and Trademark.
The hits are presented in three lists, usually with the trademark hits first. Choose the tabs for Patent and Design to view these hits. For more precise hits, choose Advanced search.
Note! Searches may only be conducted in Norwegian.
Copy and paste from here if you need Norwegian letters: æ ø å

How to:

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Search principles

Upper and lower case letters
The database does not separate between upper and lower case letters. You will get hits regardless of what you use.

Truncation (* or %)
The database does not have automatic truncation. For example, Bottle will not show hits on Bottles.
* replaces space, one or more characters, and can be used at the end of or inside the search word.
Example: sykkel* (bicycle*) shows hits on sykkel (bicycle), sykkelramme (bicycle frame), sykkelsete (bicycle seat), etc.
Example: S*kel (b*cle) shows hits on sykkel, sokkel, snorkel, etc.
You can not start a search with *. Exceptions:
- some search fields in Advanced search may start with and/or contain *
- as well as the field "Text in Mark" in Advanced search.
A search with only one character followed by * is often too heavy and returns an error (example: a*).
See the guidelines for truncation for each search field.

Automatically AND (AND /& / )
The search will only give you hits on cases containing all the words you type in the search field.
It is not necessary to add logical operators like AND, & or between each word.
Example: a search for tv norge is automatically interpreted as tv AND norge

Expand your search (OR / |)
If you are looking for hits on one of the words in a search phrase, you can add OR or | between the words.

Example:
car OR boat
or
car | boat

To exclude hits (NOT/ -)
To exclude hits with particular words and expressions you may use the logical operators - or NOT in front of the word you want to exclude.
Example: sykkel* (bicycle*) NOT holder (rack).

This will show hits on everything starting with sykkel (bicycle), unless it contains the word "holder" ("rack").
Be aware of this if you search a word containing a hyphen. Such words must be searched as a phrase (see below).

Use NOT as last operator if searching with NOT in combination with AND and/or OR. NOT can't be used as the first word in a phrase.

Phrase search / special characters (" ")
Two or more words in a specific order must be searched as a phrase: " ". Example: "Ford Fiesta".
To search words or expressions containing special characters like $, %, -"price, $1,24" you must use "...".
The search will ignore special characters inside the quotation marks. Consequently, searches like "Up&Down" and "Up-down" will show the same hits.

See also about Exeptions and
please note that in Advanced search for trademarks (the field Text in mark) a different set of rules applies..

Exeptions
There are 5 search fields in Advanced search where the general search principles do not apply.
These are application number (all fields), patent number (patent) and registration number (trademark).
In these search fields only truncation (wildcards) can be used.

Logical operators &, |, -, and can be used only between words or in search phrases. The operator ? is not allowed.
Please note that in Advanced search for trademarks (the field Text in mark) a different set of rules do apply.

About the hitlist

Hitlist
The search hits are prestented in three lists, usually with the trademark hits first. Choose the tabs for Patent and Design to see these hits.

To see a detailed view of one of the hits, click the application number.

Figures in the hitlist can be enlarged by simply clicking on them. To minimize the Figure, simply move the mouse pointer away from the figure.
Applications/registrations prior to March 2004 usually lack the Figure in the database. If you need the Figure from these applications they have to be ordered from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office. If no Figure is shown, click the column "Show columns" and check the box to indicate that you want this column to be visible. 

Choose columns and about sort options
The default sort option is the Filing date shown in descending order. You may sort the hitlist by clicking the headline of the column you wish to sort by.
The current sort option is indicated by an arrow; click the arrow or headline to change between ascending and descending order.
The hitlist can be expanded by more columns and has powerful sort options.

Under "Columns (grey button)" you can define which columns (fields) you want to see.
Check the box in front of all columns you want to see. The view settings are saved for the rest of the search session.
You can also prioritise the columns.
If you want to sort by owner, and then filing date, check the box for both these columns.
Choose "sort priority" 1 for the owner and "sort priority" 2 for the filing date.
The hitlist will show the owners in alphabetical order, whereas the applications are presented chronologically.

Close the function by clicking the tab at the top.

Preferences
Choose the number of hits to be shown per page of the hitlist.

If you usually work within a particular field, you may choose which hitlist to be shown for quick searches.
By choosing the option "remember my preferences...." it will not be necessary to re-enter the setting each time you visit our online search facility.

Close PREFERENCES by clicking the tab at the top or the blue cross.

Export
Choose the file type by clicking the "Export to..." link.
You decide which columns you want to export under "Columns".

Note: only the first 2000 cases will be included in the exported file.
Close the function by clicking the tab at the top or the blue cross.

About detailed view

Show details
To see a detailed view of one of the hits (in the hitlist) click the application number.

In the detailed view a menu on the left hand side will quickly direct you to the desired information.
For example "Payment" which lets you know whether the renewal fees have been paid.

The detailed view automatically generates a unique url which includes. To share: just copy the url into an e-mail.

For more detailed information, use the i-ikons on the page.

Advanced search trademark

Text in Mark

Example:
Solo
Sol*
*sol*
"sol-"

Explanation:
Mark or word in a mark. Shows hits on the exact word/words you search.
Combine search words using OR to hit only one of the words.
Use * to replace one or more characters.

Example: sol* shows hits on sol, solo, solis etc.
Use " " to search a specific word combination.
Example: "sol i hjertet" ("sun in your heart").

The database does not separate between upper and lower case letters.
You can start a field with * (truncation replacing several characters).


In your search you can use some special characters WITHOUT using a search phrase.
These are: = ( ) ; : , . ´ § ! @ # £ $ ~ > < ` ´ ¤ €
Example: Ruter# or =oslo

A special character which also has a function as an OPERATOR must be placed in a search phrase (if you wish to search such characters as part of a trademark).
These are: * % - &
Example: "sol-" or "play win"

When using an OPERATOR, we recommend that you use the words: NOT, AND, OR

Kind Mark

Example:
Select mark type

Explanation:
Word mark in standard font (text only).
Text and device or purely figurative mark (combination of word/text and graphic elements or only graphic element).
Colour per se mark (one colour or a combination of colours).
Three dimentional mark (shape of goods). Hologram (three dimentional photo, appears different from various angles).
Sound mark (a particular sound as distinctive mark).
Olfactory mark (a particular scent as distinctive mark).
Motion or multimedia mark (marks containing a movement).
Taste mark (particular taste as distinctive mark).
Texture or feel mark.
Other type of mark.

Application number

Example:
200500134
200210872A (A=Divided)

Explanation:
Format: yyyynnnnn (year serial number) (Applies after 1998).
1976-1998 there were four digits after the year. Before 1976 (with few exceptions) only serial numbers (nnnnn) were used.
The format åååånnnnnA may occur. The letter A explains that this application is divided from the original application.
Example: 200210872A

Shows hits on the exact application number.
You may also truncate with * (several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character).
Example: type 2005* to search all registrations filed in 2005.

Applicant / Owner

Example:
Statoil
Ole Olsen

Explanation:
Applicant and/or owner of the registration or application (name or firm).
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character.
Use " " to search a specific combination of words.

Example: Unos* shows hits on all names starting with Unos.
Example: "Unos papirindustri" will only show hits on Unos papirindustri.

The hitlist gives you the sort option to separate between applicant and owner.
You cannot start the field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Registration number

Example:
243765 (national reg.number) 0923110 (international reg.number (IR))
0662134A (A=Divided)


Explanation:
Format: nnnnnn for national registration number (nnnn or nnnnn for older cases).
Format: nnnnnnn for international registration number. Add 0 in front if the number contains only 6 digits.
The format nnnnnnnA may occur. The letter A explains that this case is divided from the original case.
Example: 0662134A

Shows hits of exact registration number.
You may also truncate with * (several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character).

Agent

Example:
Drammen patentservice

Explanation:
Person or enterprise representing the applicant.

Use * to replace one or several characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific combination of words.

Example: "Fullmektig & co" ("Agent & co"),
Example: Drammen*.
You can not start the field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Products (Nice)

Example:
25 (clothes, footwear and head gear)
41 (education)

Explanation:
Tip: Check which classes your competitor has chosen protection in! Indicates the classes for which the trademark applies. There are 35 classes for goods, and 10 for services.
Format (numerical): 25

If you want to search one or more classes at the same time, you have to use OR: (1 OR 2 OR 25).
You may use AND or space to only show hits on registrations that include all classes (1 25). Use NOT
to search one class, but exclude another (9 NOT 16).


To find the correct class, try the interactive classification assistant (button to the right of the search field).

Status

Example:
Choose status in the dropdown menu

Explanation:
Indicates how far the case has progressed in the prosecution.
When you have chosen legal status, you will have choices for detail status:
Example: Legal status: Under prosecution. Detail status: First official action.

Acquired distinctiveness

Example:
Acquired distinctiveness?

Explanation:
You can search for trade marks with acquired distinctiveness. It is possible to tick only this box and find all relevant cases.

Application filed

Example:
03.04.2007

Explanation:
Date span when an application was received in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Registered

Example:
03.04.2007

Explanation:
Date span the case was granted and registered at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
For the case type "International registration designating Norway" this search field equals to the date of international registration.

Use the Published field to get an overview of cases that have been published as registered(national) or granted(international) in the Gazette.

It is recommended to use this field in combination with the field "Case type".
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Published

Example:
12.04.2010

Explanation:
Date span when the application was published in the Trademark Gazette.
Opposition period is counted from the publication date.
The Trademark Gazette is published every Monday.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy.

Renewal date

Example:
01.06.2015

Explanation:
Date span when renewal fee is due. Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Priority number

Example:
586118 CH
586118

Explanation:
Priority number applies if priority was claimed in the case from an earlier application/registration outside Norway.
The country code indicates where the first application was filed.
Format: nnnnnn(space)countrycode 586118 CH or just nnnnnn.

A list of the country codes can be found here (www.wipo.int/standards/en/pdf/03-03-01.pdf).
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

This field can also contain just *, if you want to find all applications with priority.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Priority date

Example:
01.12.2006

Explanation:
Date when the first application was filed.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Mark category

Example:
Choose category in the dropdown menu

Explanation:
Trademark (mark/distinctive mark owned by an enterprise or individual)
Collective mark(mark/distinctive mark with certain requirements for use)(Example: quality, environment, or membership in association of enterprises)
Responsibility mark: goods made of gold, silver or platinum that are fitted with a purity standard.
6ter: marks containing state emblems, official responsibility marks and emblems of intergovernmental organizations, etc, which are covered under Art. 6ter of the Paris Convention).

Case Type

Example:
Choose Case Type in the dropdown menu

Explanation:
International Registration designating Norway
The Madrid Protocol is a system for the international registration of trademarks, of which Norway is a member.
These registrations are also referred to as "Madrid incoming".

National mark
This selection covers all Trademark applications and registrations having been filed or registered directly in Norway.
In other words, this option covers applications and registrations from all over the world not using the Madrid Protocol path.

Figurative elements (VIENNA)

Example:
02.05.23 (child stylized)
02.05* (child)

Explanation:
A number is assigned to all marks containing figurative elements.
There are 29 classes with several subclasses.
Example: 26.03.17 triangles containing one or more numbers.

Format: nn.nn.nn.
Add 0 in front if the number contains only one digit.
Use * (truncation) if you want to search main classes (less than six digits), for example 02.05*.

If you want to search one or more classes at the same time, you have to use OR: (02.05.23 OR 02.05.21).
You may use AND or space to only show hits on registrations that include all classes (02.05.23 02.05.21).
Use NOT to search one class, but exclude another (02.05.23 NOT 02.05.21).

To find the correct class, try the interactive classification assistant (button to the right of the search field).

Appeal number (Board of Appeal)

Example:
VM 13/147 , PAT 13/012, D yy/nnn, BOA0008039, 6522 or 2012/00068

Explanation:
Case number in an appeal case to the Board of Appeal of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, KFIR.
Format: VM yy/nnn, PAT yy/nnn, D yy/nnn, BOA000nnnn, nnnn or yyyy/nnnnn

Newer cases from KFIR are registered in the format VM yy/nnn, D YY/nnn or PAT yy/nnn.
I the time periode ca 1987-2003 cases are registered with a four digit number (nnnn), ca 2003-2010 in the format BOA000nnnn, ca 2010-2013 in the  format yyyy/nnnnn.

This field may contain only * (truncation). If you want to find all applications that have been appealed to the Board of Appeal. You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Opponent

Example:
Hansen

Explanation:
Name of the individual or enterprise that has filed an opposition against a registration.
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Hansen*.

This field may contain only * (truncation) if you want to find all applications against which an opposition has been filed.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Holder/licensor

Example:
Unos papirindustri

Explanation:
A holder granting another party the right to use the trademark, patent or design commercially.
Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Unos* shows hits on all names starting with Unos.
Example: "Unos papirindustri" shows hits only on Unos papirindustri.

It is voluntary to submit this information to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, so the information may not be complete.
This search field may contain just * (truncation) if you want to find all applications in which a licensor is registered.
Your should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Licensee/sublicensee

Example:
Per Anders Hansen

Explanation:
An individual/enterprise that has been granted the right to use another party's trademark, patent or design commercially.

Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Hydrolo*.

It is voluntary to submit this information to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, so the information may not be complete.
This search field may contain only * (truncation) if you want to find all applications in which a licensee is registered.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Case on which an IA is based

Example:
Example: MP/NO2010277

Explanation:
Format: MP/NOåååånnn
Search for International applications (via the Madrid Protocol),
which are based on national applications or registrations (data available from 2005).
Please note that an international application may be based on several national applications / registrations.

Subsequent designation

Example:
Example: 02.11.2005

Explanation:
It is possible to subsequent designate contracting parties of the Madrid Protocol at a later date than the time of the original international application. The date identifies when Norway was subsequently designated.

Format: dd.mm.yyyy
Indicate a time period using From date and To date if you do not have the exact date.

Geographical location

Example:
Find cases based on geographical location.

Explanation:
Country code for the applicant's or owner's country of origin. Example: SE (Sverige) or NO (Norge)
A list of the country codes can be found at WIPO .
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

A list of municipalities and counties in Norway can be found on wikipedia.
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

These filters could for example be useful to compare IPR activity in different regions.

Advanced search design

Product

Example:
Sykkel
Sykkel OR Bicycle

Explanation:
Product name or word in product name. Give hits on exact word/Words.
Note: Norwegian applications use Norwegian terms, interntional applications use English terms.
Combine with OR to show hits on one of the words.

Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character.
Example: sykkel* (bicycle*) shows hits on sykkel (bicycle), sykkelramme (bicycle frame), sykkelsete (bicycle seat), etc.
Example: _ol shows hits on sol, pol, bol, etc. Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: "bord med stoler" ("table with wheels")

The database does not separate between upper and lower case letters.
You can not start a field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Application number

Example:
20070706

Explanation:
Format: yyyynnnn (year serial number) 

Shows hits on the exact application number.
You may also truncate with * (several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character).
Example: type 2005* to search all registrations filed in 2005.

Registration number

Example:
081068 (national reg.number)
DM/073914(International reg.number (IR))


Explanation:
Format: 0nnnnn for national registration number (add 0 to five digit numbers).
Format: DM/nnnnnn for international registration number. 

Shows hits of exact registration number.
You may also truncate with * (several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character).

Applicant / Owner

Example:
Statoil
Ole Olsen

Explanation:
Applicant and/or owner of the registration or application (name or firm).
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character.
Use " " to search a specific combination of words.

Example: Unos* shows hits on all names starting with Unos.
Example: "Unos papirindustri" will only show hits on Unos papirindustri.

The hitlist gives you the sort option to separate between applicant and owner.
You cannot start the field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Agent

Example:
Drammen patentservice

Explanation:
Person or enterprise representing the applicant.

Use * to replace one or several characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific combination of words.

Example: "Fullmektig & co" ("Agent & co"),
Example: Drammen*.
You can not start the field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Designer

Example:
Rødberg
"Per Olsen"

Explanation:
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character.
Use "..." to search a specific word combination. Example: ols* shows hits on all names starting with Ols (Olsen, Olsson, etc).
Example: Per Arne Olsen (specific word combination).

You can not start the search field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Product class (LOCARNO)

Example:
"02-04"
02*

Explanation:
Lists the classes for which the design applies. There are 32 classes with subclasses.
Format: nn* (main class)

"nn-nn" (quotation marks MUST be used).
If you want to search one or more classes at the same time, you have to use OR: ("02-02" OR "02-05").
You may use AND or space to only show hits on registrations that include all classes ("02-02" "02-05").
Use NOT to search one class, but exclude another "02-02" NOT "02-05").

To find the correct class, try the interactive classification assistant (button to the right of the search field).

Status

Example:
Choose status in the dropdown menu

Explanation:
Indicates how far the case has progressed in the prosecution.
When you have chosen legal status, you will have choices for detail status:
Example: Legal status: Under prosecution. Detail status: First official action.

Application filed

Example:
03.04.2007

Explanation:
Date span when an application was received in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Open for public inspection (OPI)

Example:
03.04.2007

Explanation:
Date span the application was made open for public inspection.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Registered

Example:
03.04.2007

Explanation:
Date span the case was granted and registered at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
For the case type "International registration designating Norway" this search field equals to the date of international registration.

Use the Published field to get an overview of cases that have been published as registered(national) or granted(international) in the Gazette.

It is recommended to use this field in combination with the field "Case type".
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Published

Example:
12.04.2010

Explanation:
Date or date span when the application was published in the Design Gazette.

The Design Gazette is published on Mondays.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy.

Renewal date

Example:
01.06.2015

Explanation:
Date span when renewal fee is due. Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Case Type

Example:
Choose Case Type in the dropdown menu

Explanation:
International Registration designating Norway
International design registrations designated in Norway, via the Hague system. 

National design
This selection covers all design applications and registrations filed directly in Norway.

Priority number

Example:
586118 CH
586118

Explanation:
Priority number applies if priority was claimed in the case from an earlier application/registration outside Norway.
The country code indicates where the first application was filed.
Format: nnnnnn(space)countrycode 586118 CH or just nnnnnn.

A list of the country codes can be found here (www.wipo.int/standards/en/pdf/03-03-01.pdf).
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

This field can also contain just *, if you want to find all applications with priority.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Priority date

Example:
01.12.2006

Explanation:
Date when the first application was filed.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Appeal number (Board of Appeal)

Example:
VM 13/147 , PAT 13/012, D yy/nnn, BOA0008039, 6522 or 2012/00068

Explanation:
Case number in an appeal case to the Board of Appeal of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, KFIR.
Format: VM yy/nnn, PAT yy/nnn, D yy/nnn, BOA000nnnn, nnnn or yyyy/nnnnn

Newer cases from KFIR are registered in the format VM yy/nnn, D YY/nnn or PAT yy/nnn.
I the time periode ca 1987-2003 cases are registered with a four digit number (nnnn), ca 2003-2010 in the format BOA000nnnn, ca 2010-2013 in the  format yyyy/nnnnn.

This field may contain only * (truncation). If you want to find all applications that have been appealed to the Board of Appeal. You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Opponent

Example:
Hansen

Explanation:
Name of the individual or enterprise that has filed an opposition against a registration.
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Hansen*.

This field may contain only * (truncation) if you want to find all applications against which an opposition has been filed.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Owner/licensor

Example:
Unos papirindustri

Explanation:
A holder of a registration granting another party the right to use the trademark, patent or design commercially.
Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Unos* shows hits on all names starting with Unos.
Example: "Unos papirindustri" shows hits only on Unos papirindustri.

It is voluntary to submit this information to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, so the information may not be complete.
This search field may contain just * (truncation) if you want to find all applications in which a licensor is registered.
Your should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Licensee/sublicensee

Example:
Per Anders Hansen

Explanation:
An individual/enterprise that has been granted the right to use another party's trademark, patent or design commercially.

Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Hydrolo*.

It is voluntary to submit this information to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, so the information may not be complete.
This search field may contain only * (truncation) if you want to find all applications in which a licensee is registered.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Geographical location

Example:
Find cases based on geographical location.

Explanation:
Country code for the applicant's or owner's country of origin. Example: SE (Sverige) or NO (Norge)
A list of the country codes can be found at WIPO .
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

A list of municipalities and counties in Norway can be found on wikipedia.
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

These filters could for example be useful to compare IPR activity in different regions.

Advanced search patent

Word in title

Example:
Sykkelramme (Bicycle frame)
Sykkel* (Bicycle*)
Sykkel OR Bicycle

Explanation:
Shows hits on the exact word/words you search. Combine with OR to show hits on one of the words.
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ replace one character.
Example: sykkel* (bicycle*) shows hits on sykkel (bicycle), sykkelramme (bicycle frame), etc.
Example: s_kkel (b_cycle) shows hits on sykkel, sokkel, etc.
Use " " to search a specific word combination.

From 2015 both Norwegian and English language is permitted. Please use both languages in you search (sykkel OR bicycle) to find all relevant hits.

You can not start the search field with * (truncation replacing several characters), but it is possible to start with _ (truncation replacing one character).

Word in title or abstract

Example:
Sykkelramme (Bicycle frame)
Sykkel* (bicycle*)
Sykkel OR bicycle

Explanation:
Shows hits on the exact word/words you search. Combine with OR to show hits on one of the words.
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ replace one character.
Example: sykkel* (bicycle*) shows hits on sykkel (bicycle), sykkelramme (bicycle frame), etc.
Example: s_kkel (b_cycle) shows hits on sykkel, sokkel, etc.
Use " " to search a specific word combination.

From 2015 both Norwegian and English language is permitted. Please use both languages in you search (sykkel OR bicycle) to find all relevant hits.
Note: It is not possible to search for words in the abstract in validated European patents.

You can not start the search field with * (truncation replacing several characters), but it is possible to start with _ (truncation replacing one character).

Application or EP number

Example:
20040100
EP2132042

Explanation:
Format: yyyynnnn (national/PCT) or EPnnnnnnn(European patents) 

Shows hits on the exact application number.
You may also truncate with * (several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character).
Example: type 2005* to search all registrations filed in 2005.

Note: Use the free text field to search for "EP application number"

Patent number

Example:
319289
NO/EP2132042

Explanation:
Format: nnnnnn or NO/EPnnnnnnn  for European patents

Shows hits on the exact patent number.

You may use right-truncation with * (truncation with several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character)
Example: 3192*


You can not start a search with * in this field. (truncation with several unknown characters).


International application number

Example:
PCT/DK1987/00051
PCT/SE1998/02368
PCT/SE1998/0236_

SE1998

Explanation:
Format: PCT/LLyyyy/nnnnn (or for more recent years 6 characters in the serial number) (LL = country code).

Shows hits on the exact international application number.
You may also truncate with * (several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character).
It is possible to search just part of the number, example LLyyyy.
This search field may contain only * (truncation).

A list of the country codes can be found at WIPO . The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

Note: If searching for "EP application number" ex. 08716178.2, please use the freetext field.

Applicant / Owner

Example:
Statoil
Ole Olsen

Explanation:
Applicant and/or owner of the registration or application (name or firm).
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character.
Use " " to search a specific combination of words.

Example: Unos* shows hits on all names starting with Unos.
Example: "Unos papirindustri" will only show hits on Unos papirindustri.

The hitlist gives you the sort option to separate between applicant and owner.
You cannot start the field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Inventor

Example:
Ole Olsen
Ols_n

Explanation:
The inventor of the patent.
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character.
Use "¿" to search a specific combination of words.
Example: ols* shows hits on all names starting with Ols (Olsen, Olsson, etc).
Example: "Per Arne Olsen" (specific word combination).

You can not start the search field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

Agent

Example:
Drammen patentservice

Explanation:
Person or enterprise representing the applicant.

Use * to replace one or several characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific combination of words.

Example: "Fullmektig & co" ("Agent & co"),
Example: Drammen*.
You can not start the field with * (truncation replacing several characters).

IPC classification / CPC-Classification

Indicates in which classes the patent has been classified, according to IPC and possibly CPC.
CPC is based on IPC, but is more detailed.

NIPO has used CPC from 20 October 2015, in addition to IPC.

Classes in bold describes aspects with the invention. Classes in normal type describes other aspects of the patent.

Main classes

A: Human necessities
B: Performing operations;  transporting
C: Chemistry; metallurgy
D: Textiles; paper
E: Fixed constructions
F: Mechanical engineering; lightning; heating; weapons; blasting engines or pumps
G: Physics
H: Electricity
Y (only CPC): New technolgical developments, cross-sectional technologies

Click classification code to see the text corresponding to the code.

Status

Example:
Choose status in the dropdown menu

Explanation:
Indicates how far the case has progressed in the prosecution.
When you have chosen legal status, you will have choices for detail status:
Example: Legal status: Under prosecution. Detail status: First official action.

Application filed

Example:
03.04.2007

Explanation:
Date span when an application was received in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Open for public inspection (OPI)

Example:
03.04.2007

Explanation:
Date span the application was made open for public inspection.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Published Granted

Example:
12.04.2010

Explanation:
Date span the application was published granted in the Patents Gazette.
The Gazette is published every Monday.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy.

International application date

Example:
09.11.2009

Explanation:
Date span the international application was filed.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Annual fee due date

Example:
01.06.2015
Explanation: Date span when annual fee is due.

Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Divided/Separated

Example:
Check the box to search for divided and/or separated applications.

Explanation:
You should fill out at least one additional serach Field, but still may experience that the serach takes some time.

Priority number

Example:
586118 CH
586118

Explanation:
Priority number applies if priority was claimed in the case from an earlier application/registration outside Norway.
The country code indicates where the first application was filed.
Format: nnnnnn(space)countrycode 586118 CH or just nnnnnn.

A list of the country codes can be found here (www.wipo.int/standards/en/pdf/03-03-01.pdf).
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

This field can also contain just *, if you want to find all applications with priority.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Priority date

Example:
01.12.2006

Explanation:
Date when the first application was filed.
Format: dd.mm.yyyy

Citations

Example:
WO 964747
IEEE Industry Applications Society

Explanation:
Here you search text listed as "Cited documents" on the Patent document.
These are documents that the examiner in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office has cited as prior art, after examining and prosecuting the patent application.

You may truncate with * (several unknown characters) or use _ (underscore = one unknown character).

Case type

Example:
National
European patent
PCT
SPC

Explanation:
You can choose to search a particular right within patents (example Supplementary Protection Certificate or European patents/validated EP patents).
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

SPC number

Example:
2007016

Explanation:
Format: yyyynnn This search field may contain only * (truncation).

Appeal number (Board of Appeal)

Example:
VM 13/147 , PAT 13/012, D yy/nnn, BOA0008039, 6522 or 2012/00068

Explanation:
Case number in an appeal case to the Board of Appeal of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, KFIR.
Format: VM yy/nnn, PAT yy/nnn, D yy/nnn, BOA000nnnn, nnnn or yyyy/nnnnn

Newer cases from KFIR are registered in the format VM yy/nnn, D YY/nnn or PAT yy/nnn.
I the time periode ca 1987-2003 cases are registered with a four digit number (nnnn), ca 2003-2010 in the format BOA000nnnn, ca 2010-2013 in the  format yyyy/nnnnn.

This field may contain only * (truncation). If you want to find all applications that have been appealed to the Board of Appeal. You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Opponent

Example:
Hansen

Explanation:
Name of the individual or enterprise that has filed an opposition against a registration.
Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Hansen*.

This field may contain only * (truncation) if you want to find all applications against which an opposition has been filed.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Owner/licensor

Example:
Unos papirindustri

Explanation:
A holder of a registration granting another party the right to use the trademark, patent or design commercially.
Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Unos* shows hits on all names starting with Unos.
Example: "Unos papirindustri" shows hits only on Unos papirindustri.

It is voluntary to submit this information to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, so the information may not be complete.
This search field may contain just * (truncation) if you want to find all applications in which a licensor is registered.
Your should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Licensee/sublicensee

Example:
Per Anders Hansen

Explanation:
An individual/enterprise that has been granted the right to use another party's trademark, patent or design commercially.

Use * to replace one or more characters, and _ to replace one character. Use "..." to search a specific word combination.
Example: Hydrolo*.

It is voluntary to submit this information to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, so the information may not be complete.
This search field may contain only * (truncation) if you want to find all applications in which a licensee is registered.
You should fill in at least one additional search field, but may experience that the search takes some time.

Geographical location

Example:
Find cases based on geographical location.

Explanation:
Country code for the applicant's or owner's country of origin. Example: SE (Sverige) or NO (Norge)
A list of the country codes can be found at WIPO .
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

A list of municipalities and counties in Norway can be found on wikipedia.
The search tool located behind the input field helps you to this page.

These filters could for example be useful to compare IPR activity in different regions.