Ireland: Trade Marks 2020 — LK Shields Chapter of ICLG Trade Mark Laws and Regulations

PUBLISHED: 7th April 2020

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the “Ireland: Trade Marks 2020” chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Mark Laws and Regulations, contributed by Jane O'Grady of the LK Shields Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy Team.

The chapter provides a comprehensive overview of common issues in trade mark laws and regulations in Ireland, covering topics such as application, refusal, legislation, opposition and registration, as well as outlining current developments in the trade mark field.

Some of the questions answered in the chapter are:

  • What can and cannot be registered as a trade mark?
  • What is the procedure for trade mark registration? How long does it take? What costs are involved?
  • What are the absolute grounds for refusal of registration?
  • What are the grounds for invalidity of a trade mark?
  • How can a trade mark be enforced, and what are the procedures?


Please click here to access and read the chapter.

For further information or to discuss your trade mark requirements, please contact Jane O'Grady.

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