IPOI Ireland

Office Details
Intellectual Property Office of Ireland
Contact details

Intellectual Property Office of Ireland

Patents Office, Government Buildings, Hebron Road, Kilkenny, IE

+35 3 56 7720111

+35 3 56 7720100




(including trade mark e-filing and design e-filing under the Software Package)

Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.


Trade mark search tool

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices

Software Package

Web based suite of tools supporting the trade marks and designs lifecycle


A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.


Trade mark classification tool


A common support tool for examiners


Cross border data sharing for enforcers

e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs

CP1. Harmonisation on Trade Marks Classification Practice of G&S

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

Reach a common interpretation on the Nice Class Headings (project closed)

Implemented in 2014

CP4 – Scope of Protection of Black and White (B&W) Marks

Trade marks exclusively in black, white and/or shades of grey (project closed)


Registered designs search tool

Implemented in 2015

CP5. Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

The objective of this project is to harmonize the different interpretations on how to deal with non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the context of the examination of relative grounds for refusal (likelihood of confusion) (project closed)


EU IP Offices quality standards

CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks

Harmonize the different interpretations