Acts and regulations

Legal acts, regulations and advertisements concerning Intellectual Property Rights in Iceland.

  • Patents

    The following texts are translations of the Icelandic laws and regulations governing the activities of the Icelandic Patent Office.  Should there be any differences between these translations and the authentic Icelandic texts, a decision will be made on the basis of the authentic Icelandic text.

    Patents Act No 17/1991

    Act respecting Employees' Inventions No 72/2004

    Patent Regulation No. 477/2012 as amended with Regulations Nos. 938/2013 and 655/2018 (PDF).

    Regulation on Compulsory licenses Relating to the Export of Pharmaceutical Products to Developing Countries and to Countries Struggling with Severe Public Health Problems No 1011/2006, available here

    Information on patents
  • Trademarks

    The following texts are translations of the Icelandic laws and regulations governing the activities of the Icelandic Patent Office.  Should there be any differences between these translations and the authentic Icelandic texts, a decision will be made on the basis of the authentic Icelandic text.

    Trademark Act No 45/1997, available  here

    Trademark Regulation No 310/1997, available here

    Collective Marks Act No 155/2002, available here

    Information on trademarks
  • Design

    The following texts are translations of the Icelandic laws and regulations governing the activities of the Icelandic Patent Office.  Should there be any differences between these translations and the authentic Icelandic texts, a decision will be made on the basis of the authentic Icelandic text.

    Design Act No 46/2001, available here

    Design Regulation No 706/2001, available here

    Information on design
  • Accreditation

    Act and regulations have not been translated into English, only the titles .

    Act on Accreditation etc. nr. 24/2006

    Regulation nr: 346/1993 for operation of accredited independent inspection bodies

    Regulation nr: 350/1993 for operation of accredited certification bodies

    Regulation nr: 351/1993 for operation of accredited testing bodies

    Regulation nr: 631/1994 for operation of workshops performing re-inspections

    Regulation nr: 41/1996 for operation of workshops inspecting Tachographs

    Regulation nr: 354/1997 for operation of type B inspection service workshops

    Regulation nr: 94/1994 for operation of accredited inspection bodies inspecting ships and equipment

    Information on accreditation