Region: Norway

Defeat for Apple as Borgarting Appellate Court confirms cancellation of SHERLOCK mark

This decision of the Borgarting Appellate Court illustrates that not every type of commercial use will be sufficient to meet the use requirement in Norway.

09 November 2020

Bad news for WhatsApp as Board of Appeal refuses to register logo

This case shows the crucial importance of providing adequate supporting documentation when seeking to prove that a mark has acquired distinctiveness through extensive use on the Norwegian market.

20 October 2020

The case of SHERLOCK in Norway – Apple fails in trademark dispute with Michael Gleissner

In a ruling issued earlier this week, notorious trademark filer Michael Gleissner has defeated technology giant Apple in a cancellation claim at a Norwegian appeal court.

27 August 2020

Supreme Court confirms that temporary covering of Apple mark amounts to trademark infringement

This decision of the Supreme Court of Norway illustrates the strong protection afforded to trademark owners in the country, even where the affixed trademark is not visible.

14 August 2020

Norway accedes to Singapore Treaty and implements Directive 2015/2436: key changes highlighted

This update highlights some of the main amendments and novelties brought about by the implementation of Directive 2015/2436 in Norway.

15 June 2020

Norway Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year: Kvale Advokatfirma

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2020

30 March 2020

Supreme Court affirms transfer of ‘’ is reasonable remedy for infringement

The Norwegian Supreme Court has upheld a decision ordering the transfer of the domain name ‘’ on the grounds that its use constitutes infringement of the Norwegian trademark APPEAR TV.

10 February 2020

Litigation procedures and strategies: Norway

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2020

12 December 2019

Fjällräven’s G 1000 mark cancelled for goods in Class 25

In a decision that deviates from existing case law and administrative practice, the Oslo District Court has cancelled Fjällräven’s registered trademark G 1000 for goods in Class 25, holding that the mark was not used to communicate the commercial origin of the goods.

01 August 2019

Litigation procedures and strategies: Norway

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2019

While the bar is set quite high for evidencing use-acquired trademark rights, owners of unregistered trademark rights are afforded the same courses of action as proprietors holding registration certificates from the NIPO.

28 January 2019

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