The Office accepts all of the class headings of the Nice Classification, except for the indication “personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals”, considered too vague, in Class 45.
|Representation before the Office||
Local representation is not mandatory however, if the holder wishes to make representations in response to a provisional refusal issued by the Irish Office, such representations must be accompanied by an address for service in the EU. Such address for service may be a registered trade mark agent.
|Collective and Guarantee Marks||
Regulations governing the use of a collective mark must be sent directly to the Office within six months from the date of international registration.
Recording of replacement takes place upon request filed on form 2M with the Office and may take place only if the national mark is registered and the goods and services of the national mark are covered by the international registration.
Examination limited to formalities if the international registration was protected in Ireland prior to cancellation. In all other cases the examination on absolute and relative grounds is required.
Recording in the International register of a trademark license related to an international registration is effective in Ireland.
Last updated on: 13 March 2013