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Mrz 05, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 3/20)
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Notice to WIPO of Depositing and Accessing Office

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) notified the International Bureau in accordance with paragraphs 10 and 12 of the Framework Provisions that it would commence operation as both a depositing office and an accessing office with effect from January 1, 2020.

- NIPO as a depositing Office will deposit certified copies of Patent, Trademark and National Industrial Design applications and PCT international applications filed with the office on and after 01.01.2018, where applicant specifically requests services to be available;
- NIPO as an accessing Office will recognize priority documents available to it through the service for the purposes of any application for which the time for furnishing the priority document has not expired by January 1, 2019.
- As an Accessing Office, the Office will accept color, greyscale black and white documents in PDF format as deposited by depositing Office.
- For patent applications, all documents and information will be exchanged in black and white and in PDF format through the WIPO DAS Office web portal and based on WIPO PCT-EDI.

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