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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Ireland

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
March 16, 1996Trade Marks Act No. 6, 1996
July 14, 1980Plant Variety (Proprietary Rights) Act, 1980
April 3, 1963Trade Marks Act, 1963 (Number 9 of 1963)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
March 13, 2008Patents, Trademarks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2008 S.I. No. 72 of 2008
September 5, 2007Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 621 of 2007)
September 5, 2007European Communities (Provision of Service concerning trade marks and industrial designs) Regulations 2007 S.I. No. 622 of 2007
December 14, 2006European Communities (Enforcement of Community Judgements on Trade Marks and Designs) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 646 of 2006)
October 30, 2001Patents, Trademarks and Designs (Fees) Rules, 2001 S.I. No. 482 of 2001
July 24, 2001Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations, 2001 S.I. No. 346 of 2001
January 25, 2001Trade Marks Act (Section 66) Regulations, 2001 S.I. No. 9 of 2001
July 14, 2000Trade marks Act (Community Trademark) Regulations 2000 S.I. No. 229 of 2000
February 2, 2000Trade Mark Act, 1996 (Residence of Trade mark Agents) Regulations, 2000 S.I. No. 34 of 2000
June 27, 1996Trade Mark Rules, 1996 S.I. No. 199 of 1996
June 27, 1996Trade Marks Act, 1996 (Commencement) Order, 1996 S.I. No. 198 of 1996
January 30, 1996Designs and Trade Marks (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order, 1996
November 22, 1985Register of Trade Mark Agents (Amendment) Rules, 1985
December 20, 1976Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order, 1976
February 6, 1968Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order (S.I. No. 32 of 1968)
February 15, 1966Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order, 1966
February 25, 1964Trade Marks Act, 1963 (Commencement) Order, 1964 (S.I. No. 34 of 1964)
February 25, 1964Register of Trade Mark Agents Rules, 1964
December 19, 1963Trade Marks Rules, 1963
February 13, 1959Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (International Arrangements) Order, 1959

IP Legal Literature

Date of TextTitle
August 11, 2004Authorisation to Register a State Emblem as a Trade Mark; Dealing with Misuse of Trade Marks Indicative of Irish Origin

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