Ireland implements e-Services

    On 16 September 2016, the Irish Patents Office announced its implementation of the SP e-Services project.

    The new facility expands the range of fee types that can be paid online to include all national Trade Mark and Design fee types and allows users and agents to submit a range of requests and pay relevant fees after the initial filing. In addition, all documentation associated with a particular fee type can be uploaded and submitted via the new tool.

    The e-Services project has also developed a set of web-based tools for European IP Offices to facilitate the electronic filing of trade mark oppositions, trade mark and design registrations and renewals, trade mark cancellations and design invalidities.

    This latest implementation is a result of collaborative work between Irish and EUIPO technical experts.