New Regulation on fees for patents, trade marks and designs


New Regulation no. 818/2016 on fees for patents, trademarks, designs, etc., has been adopted by the Minister of Industries and Commerce and will take effect on 1 January 2017.

More information about the new regulation is available here.

Fees for patents, trademarks and designs - changes from 1 January 2017


On 1 January, Regulation no. 818/2016 on fees for patents, trademarks, designs, etc. will take effect. 

The regulation, which was recently adopted by the Minister of Industries and Commerce, brings about changes in the fees for the services of the Icelandic Patent Office.

More information about the new regulation are available here.

PPH co-operation with China extended until 2019


The Icelandic Patent Office and SIPO launched in 2014 a pilot PPH project between the two offices for a period of two years. The programme includes a two-way national PPH route and a one-way PCT-PPH route, namely, for Chinese applicants filing in Iceland.

IP and Business: Icelandic Patent Office 25th anniversary conference


The Icelandic Patent Office’s 25th anniversary year will culminate in the international conference IP and Business on the 17th of May in Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

New website and new logo


The new website of the Icelandic Patent Office has been launched. The new site  features a new interface and has been built and designed with an emphasis on functionality and navigation to improve customers‘ access to information. The new site also features a responsive web design and is therefore compatible with tablets and smartphones and adapts to various screen sizes.

SPC applications – calculation of duration


On October 6 2015, the CJEU decided that Art. 13(1) in the SPC Regulation No. 469/2009 (comparable to Art. 13(1) in the SPC Regulation No. 1768/1992) is to be interpreted as meaning that the date of the first authorization to place the product on the market is the date on which notification of the decision granting marketing authorization was given to the addressee of the decision.




Lone Hartung Nielsen has been appointed Director of Nordic Patent Institute from 1st February 2010. Lone is presently Director of Sales and Marketing at the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. Grétar Ingi Grétarsson, a former legal advisor at the Icelandic Patent Office, has been appointed Depu...

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Over 160 delegates participated in the conference The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights which took place in Reykjavík on August 18. The conference was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Icelandic Patent Office. Speakers came from various sources, both Icelandic and foreign, a...

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The London Agreement entered into force on May 1, 2008, following the ratification and accession of the 13th EPC member state; France. The deposit of the instrument of accession was made by Iceland on August 31, 2004. The London Agreement applies only to European patents. In Iceland the claims of...

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