Intellectual Property in Ireland
- National Organizations
Copyright Association of Ireland
Irish Patents Office
- Regional Organizations
Copyright Office, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Industrial Property Office, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Patent Office
- International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
National Regulation and International Agreements
|Type of property and law||Validity||International Agreements Signed|
|Long term patent: 20 years
Short term patent: 10 years
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Trade Mark Act
|renewable every 10 years||
Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
|5 years, renewable for further periods of 5 years|
Copyright & Related Rights Act, 2000
|In most cases, copyright lasts for the creator's lifetime plus 70 years||
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Designs Bill, 2000
|5 years, renewable for further periods of 5 years, subject to a maximum of 15 years.|
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