World Intellectual Property Organization

Ireland (IE)

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Nice Classification

The Office does not accept the following terms of the Class Headings listed below.

Class 6: Goods of common metal not included in other classes;

Class 7: Machines;

Class 14: Goods in precious metals or coated therewith;

Class 16: Goods made from paper and cardboard;

Class 17: Goods made from rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos and mica;

Class 18: Goods made of these materials [leather and imitations of leather];

Class 20: Goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics;

Class 37: Repair; installation services;

Class 40: Treatment of materials;

Class 45: Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.


Class 6: Construction elements of metal; building materials of metal;

Class 7: Agricultural machines; machines for processing plastics; milking machines;

Class 14: Works of art of precious metal;

Class 16: Filtering materials of paper;

Class 17: Rings of rubber;

Class 18: Briefcases [leather goods];

Class 20: Door fittings, made of plastics; figurines of wood;

Class 37: Shoe repair; repair of computer hardware; installation of doors and windows; installation of burglar alarms;

Class 40: Treatment of toxic waste; air purification;

Class 45: Personal background investigations; personal shopping for others; adoption agency services.

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.
List of registered trade mark agents.

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.
Regulations governing the use of a certification mark must be sent directly to the Office within six months of the date of authorization by the Office to proceed.


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.
No fee required.


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.
No fee is charged.

Maintenance Requirement



Recording in the International register of a trademark license related to an international registration is effective in Ireland.

Last updated on: September 15, 2014

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