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Ireland Trademark Registration

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Ireland trademark registration grants the right to the person or company that first uses it in this territory. Although registration is not mandatory, in practice it is highly recommended in order to demonstrate clear ownership, prevent future conflicts regarding ownership of the trademark and in order to defend against cases of trademark infringement. To obtain trademark protection in Ireland, one can register either locally via the Irish Patents Office (IPO), or regionally by filing a European Union Trademarks (EUTM) which grants protection in the whole European Union.

Types of Trade Mark
1. Ordinary or standard trade mark
The majority of all trade marks fall into this category. They consist of words, slogans, logos, etc. whose purpose is to distinguish the goods and services of their proprietors from those of other undertakings.

2. Collective mark
A Collective Trade Mark is a mark that distinguishes the goods or services of the members of an association from those of others.

3. Certification mark
A Certification Trade Mark is a mark that "certifies" goods or services as being of a certain standard or possessing certain qualities or other characteristics.
A certification mark can only be registered in the name of the proprietors if they themselves do not produce or provide the goods or services to which the mark is applied.

4. Series of trade marks
A series of trade marks is a number of marks (no more than six), which resemble each other in their important features and differ only in respect of non-distinctive elements that do not substantially affect their identity.

5. Three-dimensional mark
A three-dimensional mark is a mark that consists of the shape of a product or its packaging.

Requirements on Trademark Registration in Ireland
1. Particulars of the trade mark to be registered. If the trade mark consists of, or incorporates, a figurative element, we will require at least one representation of the trade mark. This may be submitted in electronic format, together with details of any colors featured in the trade mark;
2. The full name, address and nationality of the applicant;
3. Particulars of the goods and /or services for which registration is required;
4. If priority is claimed, a certified copy of the basic application or registration on which the claim to priority is based must be filed in support of Irish applications, together with a certified translation into English if the priority document is in a language other than English.

Trademark Registration Procedures
Generally speaking, the steps are as follows:
Step 1: Is a trademark application right for you?
Step 2: Get ready to apply.
Step 3: Prepare and submit your application.
Step 4: Go through examination.
Step 5: Receive approval/denial of your application.
Step 6: Maintain your registration.

Duration and Renewal
Registered trademarks in Ireland have a validity of ten (10) years from the registration date and can be renewed indefinitely for further periods of ten (10) years. The trademark renewal can be requested as early as six (6) months before the expiration date. It can also be requested during the grace period of six (6) months after expiration, upon payment of a late renewal fee.

Contact Us
If you have further inquires, please do not hesitate to contact Tannet at anytime, anywhere by simply visiting Tannet’s website, or calling Hong Kong hotline at 852-27826888 or China hotline at 86-755-82143422, or emailing to You are also welcome to visit our office situated in 16/F, Taiyangdao Bldg 2020, Dongmen Rd South, Luohu, Shenzhen, China.

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