Ireland (IE)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes notifications of international registration and subsequent designation, but not renewal, received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Three months commencing on the date of publication of the mark in the Patents Office Journal (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Three months (extendable).

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

All decisions of the IPO are subject to appeal in the Office.
The opposition may be appealed to the court system.

Last updated on: September 15, 2014