Norway enters London Agreement
As of January 1, 2015, it will be cheaper and easier to validate European Patents in Norway.
Norway has acceded the London Agreement with effect from January 1, 2015. The London Agreement aims at reducing the costs for obtaining a European patent by making it possible for the various contracting states to waive the requirement for filing a translation of the granted specification.
For European patents granted with effect for Norway on or after January 1, 2015, the specification of the patent does no longer need to be translated into Norwegian if the patent is granted in English. However, if the patent is granted in French or German, the owner of the patent will have to translate the description into Norwegian or English. In any case, the patent claims still have to be translated into Norwegian.