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Requirements for Filing an Irish or UK Trade Mark Application

Prior to filing an Irish trade mark application we recommend that a search of the Irish and Community Trade Mark databases be undertaken to identify any potentially conflicting Irish, Community or international trade marks protected in the Republic of Ireland.

If registration is also required in the UK the search should be extended to the UK Trade Mark database, which includes international trade marks protected in the UK.

We offer a comprehensive and cost effective searching service covering both registered and common law rights. Our attorneys have a particular expertise in conducting and analysing searches and can report urgent searches on a one day turnaround basis, when required.

We require the following information to enable us to prepare and file a trade mark application:

  • 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 colours featured in the trade mark
  • The full name, address and nationality of the applicant
  • Particulars of the goods and /or services for which registration is required
  • 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 and UK applications, together with a certified translation into English if the priority document is in a language other than English. If the priority document is not available at the time of filing it may be submitted within three months of the filing date without incurring a late filing charge.
  • Please note that a Power of Attorney is not required for Irish or  UK trade mark applications.