A trademark is the visual representation of a company’s identity, through which it promotes the services or products supplied to its clients; a trademark has also the purpose to identify on the market a certain company and to distinguish it amongst many others. If you plan to open a business in Ireland and you need information on the registration of a trademark here, our Irish lawyers can present to you the legislation on this subject.
Types of trademarks in Ireland
A trademark is, in a way, one of the most representative aspects of a business, as it offers the visual impact to which your consumers will react. As such, it is of high importance to choose the most appropriate type of trademark, which will represent your business activity in the best way possible. According to the Irish law, you can choose from the following types of trademarks:
•standard trademark – words, slogans or logos, describing the business activity of your company;
•collective trademark – applicable if your company is a part of an association;
•certification trademark – applicable for businesses in which the proprietor wants to certify that his products or services are of high standard quality;
•series of trademarks – a number of no more than six marks, which have to be similar in their core features; you can ask for more information on this matter from our attorneys in Ireland.
•three- dimensional marks.
Trademark registration process
In order to have the right to use a trademark on the territory of Ireland, an investor must apply at the Irish Patent Office by choosing one of the following available methods:
•applying online by completing an online form;
•sending the form by post office;
•presenting in person at the Patent Office;
•secure drop box – applicable for companies which intend to apply on a frequent basis.
The document you must file at the Patent Office requires information about the chosen trademark (word or figurative representation), its colors, the goods/services it will protect and other specification. Our Irish lawyers can offer you all the relevant information upon this subject.
If you need to register a trademark in Ireland, please contact our Irish law firm, where you can receive high quality services according to your company’s needs.
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