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Frequently Asked Question
Does having a registered trademark in Ireland afford me any right?

The “first to use” rule is applicable in Ireland. You don’t need to register your trademark in order to obtain rights. However, registration is preferable because the procedure of enforcing rights in a registered mark is less expensive than enforcing rights in an unregistered mark.

 

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

Visit the national  office website in this URL: www.patentsoffice.ie

 

Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

Yes. Although this jurisdiction does not mandate applicants to prove use, applicants are obliged to submit a statement that the mark is currently being used or that they have legit intentions to use the mark.

What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

The following are grounds for your trademark application to be opposed: 

  • Proprietary rights violation
  • Descriptive marks
  • Non-distinctive marks
  • When Article 6bis and Article 6septies of Paris Convention are violated
  • When rights in company or personal name are violated
  • When protected emblems and insignias are used without permit from authorities
Who can contest my trademark registration?

Anyone can object to your registration.

 

Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Registered marks may possibly be cancelled on the following grounds: 

  • Violation of Section VIII.A. Use Requirements
  • Registration in bad faith
  • Violation of rights under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
  • Mark is proven to be misleading, not distinctive, functional, descriptive, or generic
  • Mark uses a protected emblem or badge
  • Mark contradicts principles of morality and public order
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. You will establish the following rights when your mark is finally registered: 

  • Exclusive rights to use the mark
  • Right to take legal action (infringement) against anyone who uses an identical mark
  • Right to receive damages due to infringement
How long is the opposition period?

Opposition period starts on the date the application was published in the Official Journal. It will end three months minus a day after the date it was published.

Is Ireland a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Ireland is a Madrid Protocol signatory.

 

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

No. Owners of registered mark are not obliged to submit a periodic statement of use.

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