Maybe you wondered which IP firm in Norway is the most trendy, modern and up-to-date. Now we know. It’s Oslo Patentkontor AS. The way that we know this is that Oslo Patentkontor was the first firm to fulfill a challenge in the sophisticated use of WIPO’s DAS system.
Diligent readers of this blog will recall the exciting day that the Norwegian Industrial Property Office became a full-fledged member of the WIPO DAS system (see blog article dated January 21, 2020). In that article I invited practitioners in Norway to prove how trendy, modern and up-to-date they are. I invited some firm in Norway to be the first to send me a DAS access code for each of the four kinds of Norwegian IP that is to be found in the DAS system.
The winner, clearly the most trendy, modern and up-to-date IP firm in Norway, is Oslo Patentkontor AS. They provided the four precious DAS access codes to me today. I was able to obtain a Certificate of Availability for each of the four properties. Here you can see the four Certificates of Availability (with a few digits blurred).
Here is a Certificate of Availability for a PCT application that was filed in RO/NO.
Here is a Certificate of Availability for a Norwegian patent application.
Here is a Certificate of Availability for a Norwegian trademark application. By the way, this offers a vivid reminder that as of right now there are exactly two Offices that participate in DAS for purposes of trademark applications — Australia and Norway.
Here is a Certificate of Availability for a Norwegian design application.
By the way, there is something conspicuously wrong about the Certificate of Availability for the PCT application. The first reader to figure out what’s wrong, posting the answer in a comment below, will win a prize.