Patents office - Intellectual Property

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Presentation delivered by Siobhan Bolger of the Patents Office on March 10th 2012 on behalf of Donegal CEB

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Patents office - Intellectual Property

  1. 1. Intellectual Property The Application Process Siobhan Bolger 6th March 2012© Patents Office 2012
  2. 2. Patents Office Mission “To promote an efficient and effective system of industrial property protection that will encourage technological progress and promote enterprise through the implementation by the office of the relevant legislation”© Patents Office 2012
  3. 3. Intellectual Property  You have decided your business would benefit from a Trade Mark Registration, Design Registration or Patent Protection  What should you do?© Patents Office 2012
  4. 4. Intellectual Property  Consider your market  Where do you need protection?© Patents Office 2012
  5. 5. Trade Marks  National Trade Mark  Community Trade Mark  International (Madrid Protocol)© Patents Office 2012
  6. 6. How much will it cost? Statutory Trade Mark FeesRegistration in Ireland Community Trade MarkApplication Fee per class €70 Application and €900*Registration Fee €177 Registration FeeTotal for application Total cost for applicationwith 3 classes = €387 with 3 Classes = €900* *(Fees are based on electronic- filing/payment). Agents Fees?© Patents Office 2012
  7. 7. How long will it take?  Valid application  No opposition  6 months© Patents Office 2012
  8. 8. Industrial Designs  National Design Registration  Registered Community Design  Unregistered Community Design© Patents Office 2012
  9. 9. How much will it cost? Statutory Design Fees Fee Ireland Community Design (RCD) Application/ €70 €230registration FeePublication Fee None €120 Deferment Fee €50 to €250 €40 Agents Fees?© Patents Office 2012
  10. 10. How long will it take?  Valid application 4 months  Deferment of publication© Patents Office 2012
  11. 11. Patents  National Patent  European Patent – Directly to EPO – Via Irish Patent Office  PCT (Patent Co-operation Treaty) – Directly to WIPO – Via Irish Patent Office  Directly to National Patent Office or Intellectual Property Office of the country where protection is required© Patents Office 2012
  12. 12. How much will it cost?  Application fees  National Patent – Short term (10 yr) €60 – Long term (20 yr) €125  European Patent – On average €5,100 to take a patent application with all 38 designated states through to the grant stage© Patents Office 2012
  13. 13. Copyright  No formal registration in Ireland  Costs you may incur e.g. copyright royalties© Patents Office 2012
  14. 14. Services provided by the Patents Office  Information Centre  One-to-One clinics  www.patentsoffice.ie© Patents Office 2012
  15. 15. Services Available from Patents Office Website  Forms and Fees  Search Facilities  Publications  Offical Journal  On-line payments  Intellectual Property Legislation  Links to other National & International IP Offices© Patents Office 2012
  16. 16. Questions or Comments?© Patents Office 2012

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