PATENT FILING IN IRELAND
The bill for Intellectual Property Law was enacted in 1926 as the Industrial & Commercial Property Protection Act 1927 and the Irish Patents Office was established. Soon there was a realization of the need for modernization in the 1926 Patent Act and subsequesntly in 1964, a new Patent Act was passed by the Oireachtas. The concept of “Universal Novelty” was introduced in this Act, as per which the invention was now required not to be known to the world rather than "not known within the State". As per the demand of time, further amendments were done in the Patent Act in 1992 and 1998. With the vision of the Irish legislation for boosting the patent filings, GPF is dedicated in providing the one stop solution of all the requirements of patent filings. GPF can assist in efficiently and promptly, using accurate translations, filing of patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/ Prosecution as per Irish Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.
- Details of the Priority/PCT Document
- Power of Attorney
A patent application can be filed in Ireland under PCT through entering the European PCT regional phase or within 12 months from the priority date via national route as far as entering Irish PCT national phase directly is not possible.
Publication of Irish patents is done within 18 months of priority date.
Request for examination has to be made within 21 months from the international filing date.
Response to Examination Report has to be submitted within 3 months from the date of First Examination Report (FER).
Annuity for 3’rd year onwards is to be paid after grant of the Patent. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.