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Detailed information related to the European Patent.

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European patents granted in English are automatically valid in the territory of Ireland. 

  • Validation fees

The fees associated with validation of a European patent in Ireland are available in the fee calculator.

  • Maintenance fees

Annual maintenance payments for European patents in Ireland begin from the third year and are payable on or before the last day of the month in which the date of filing occurred provided that the European patent is granted.

Annual fees may be paid within four months before the due date or within a grace period of six months on condition of payment of a surcharge.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform European patent validation in Ireland through a registered Irish patent attorney.

The above information was verified on 05.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Irish IP Laws