Ownership of information and results can either be regulated by law, be agreed or decided based on the enterprise’s tasks and/or its investments in the form of personnel, money, premises, equipment etc.
Copyright is regulated by the Norwegian Copyright Act (NO) and does therefore not need any form of registration. It protects man-made works of art, science and literature from the day they are created, if the creation is new and original and the originator has left their personal mark on it. Examples include paintings, sculptures, books, publications, examination papers, music and photos.
Learn more about what you are allowed to use of such material on the website DelRett.no (NO).
Intellectual property rights (IPR)
Intellectual property rights (IPR) is a collective term for copyright and industrial rights, in other words exclusive legal rights that protect intellectual property.
Industrial rights primarily include patents, registered and established trademarks and design rights. These rights help companies and research institutions to control how their information and results are used, and by whom.
Use of information and results
Make sure that you do not ‘steal’ other people’s ideas, results, texts, photos etc. Check rules for IPR and the use of information and results at your place of study or work.