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By Cecilie Berglund
We have previously asked whether Norway is the best pupil in class or if The Norwegian Industrial Property Office, despite Norway's obligations according to the European Economic Area agreement, fails to implement the same requirements of distinctiveness as the EU.
By Celine Varmann Jørgensen
While the ONEL/OMEL decision has led to discussions on the geographical scope of use of a registered CTM, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office Board of Appeal has issued a decision referring to the quantitative requirements underlying the "genuine use" criterion.
By Arne Lund Kvernheim
Norway (in addition to Finland) only accepted product patents on active ingredients in medicaments from 1. January 1992.