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Trade Marks Act 1996, Ireland


(Act No. 6 of 1996)

Latest Version in WIPO Lex This text has been amended and a consolidated version is not yet available in WIPO Lex.  See Related Legislation / Is amended by below
Year of Version 1996 Dates Entry into force: July 1, 1996 Enacted: March 16, 1996 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Trademarks, Geographical Indications Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Trade Marks Act 1996 PDF HTML French Loi de 1996 sur les marques de commerce (loi n° 6 de 1996) PDF HTML
Legislation Implements (2 text(s)) Implements (2 text(s))
Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community trade mark (EU017)
First Council Directive of 21 December 1988 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (89/104/EEC) (EU014)
Relates to (2 text(s)) Relates to (2 text(s))
Unofficial Consolidated Version of Trade Mark Rules 1996 (as amended)  (IE233)
Unofficial Consolidated Version of Trade Marks Act 1996 (as amended) (IE237)
Is amended by (7 text(s)) Is amended by (7 text(s))
Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act, 2019 (Act No. 19 of 2019) [ Amending law not consolidated in text ] (IE230)
European Union (Trade Mark) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 561/2018) [ Amending law not consolidated in text ] (IE256)
European Communities (Trade Mark Agents) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 47/2016) [ Amending law not consolidated in text ] (IE204)
Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (Act No. 36 of 2014) [ Amending law not consolidated in text ] (IE200)
Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 [ Amending law not consolidated in text ] (IE098)
European Communities (Provision of Service concerning Trade marks and Industrial Designs) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 622/2007) [ Amending law not consolidated in text ] (IE130)
Patents (Amendment) Act 2006 (Act No. 31 of 2006) [ Amending law not consolidated in text ] (IE114)
Is implemented by (18 text(s)) Is implemented by (18 text(s))
Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 564/2018) (IE252)
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 562/2018) (IE255)
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2019 (S.I. No. 588/2019) (IE251)
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2019 (S.I. No. 628/2019) (IE250)
Trade Marks Act 1996 (Community Trade Mark) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 563/2018)  (IE253)
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2016 (S.I. No. 46/2016) (IE205)
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2015 (S.I. No. 533/2015) (IE206)
Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 335/2012) (IE212)
Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2012 (S.I. No. 30/2012) (IE207)
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2010 (S.I. No. 410/2010) (IE209)
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 621/2007) (IE102)
Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Fees) Rules, 2001 (S.I. No. 482/2001) (IE107)
Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 346/2001) (IE108)
Trade Marks Act (Section 66) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 9/2001) (IE109)
Trade Mark Act, 1996 (Residence of Trade Mark Agents) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 34 of 2000) (IE111)
Trade Marks Act (Community Trademark) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 229 of 2000) (IE110)
Trade Mark Rules 1996 (S.I. No. 199/1996) (IE112)
Trade Marks Act, 1996 (Commencement) Order, 1996 (S.I. No. 198/1996) (IE113)

Historical Versions Repeals (2 text(s)) Repeals (2 text(s))
Trade Marks Act, 1963 (Commencement) Order, 1964 (S.I. No. 34 of 1964) (IE024)
Trade Marks Act, 1963 (Number 9 of 1963) (IE023)

WTO Document Reference

WIPO Lex No. IE070