Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Questions (300)

Brendan Griffin


300. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on a matter (details supplied) concerning obtaining a trademark for a new product; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47627/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Patents Office is the statutory body that deals with the registration of trade marks. The application process is straight forward and involves making an application to the Office, providing details of the applicant, an address for service, the trade mark for which registration is sought, the goods or services for which the trade mark will be used, and paying the statutory fees. Applications can be made online and the Patents Office e-filing system provides ample information to guide applicants through the application process. Once the application has been made, it will be examined by the Office and the applicant will be notified in due course as to the acceptance or otherwise of their application. There are different types of marks and the fees payable are dependent on the range of goods and services which the applicant seeks registration for. Extensive information is available on the Patents Office website at www.patentsoffice.ie or the Office’s Information Centre can be contacted at 056-7720111 for further guidance.