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Ireland general info

Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state in North-Western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern part of the island. The country's population is around 4.78 million. The state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom.


IP Legal Base in Ireland

Patents Act
Trade Marks Act
Industrial Designs Act
Copyright and Related Right Act
Plant Varieties (Proprietary Rights) Act
Performers’ Protection Act
Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act


International organizations/agreements

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
London Agreement on the application of Article 65 EPC
Patent Law Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Trademark Law Treaty
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property


Patent Office Contact Details

Intellectual Property Office of Ireland
Government Buildings
Hebron Road
R95 H4XC
Phone: +353 56 7720111
Fax: +353 56 7720100


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Ireland are available in the fee calculator.


The above information was verified on 11.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Irish IP Laws