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Industrial Design Legislation

Unofficial consolidated industrial design legislation

An unofficial consolidated copy of the principal industrial designs legislation Industrial Designs Act 2001 and supporting Industrial Designs Regulations 2002 which identifies each amendment by separate colour. For reference purposes only.

Unofficial Consolidated Industrial Designs Act 2001 (as amended)

This is an unofficial consolidated copy of the principal Industrial Designs legislation and amendments up to and including 2 December 2019 and is produced here as a reference document only:

Unofficial Consolidated Industrial Designs Act 2001 (as amended) (PDF, 576 KB)

Unofficial Consolidated SI No 280/2002 Industrial Designs Regulations 2002 (as amended)

This is an unofficial consolidated copy of the Industrial Designs Regulations 2002 and amendments up to 29 November 2019 and is produced here as a reference document only:

Unofficial Consolidated SI No 280/2002 Industrial Designs Regulations 2002 (as amended) (PDF, 682 KB)

Industrial design primary legislation effective in Ireland

Industrial design primary legislation  

Industrial design secondary legislation

Statutory Instruments on industrial designs legislation consists of statutory instruments (SI) that fall into one of the following categories:

  • Industrial Design Regulations (Rules) and subsequent amendments
  • Regulations implementing EU Industrial Design legislation into Irish law
  • Commencement orders, fee changes, etc.

SIs relating to Rules, Fees and Commencement Orders made under the primary legislation are available to view under the Principal Act on the Irish Statute Book: Industrial Designs Act 2001.

Regulations implementing EU industrial design legislation into Irish law

EU industrial design legislation

International Agreements or Treaties effective in Ireland

Locarno Agreement establishing an International classification for industrial designs

The Locarno Agreement establishes a classification for industrial designs (the Locarno Classification). The competent offices of the Contracting States must indicate in official documents reflecting the deposit or registration of industrial designs the numbers of the classes and subclasses of the Classification to which the goods incorporating the designs belong. This must also be done in any publication the offices issue in respect of the deposit or registration of industrial designs.

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

The Paris Convention, adopted in 1883, applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patentstrademarksindustrial designs, utility models, service marks, trade names, geographical indications and the repression of unfair competition. This international agreement was the first major step taken to help creators ensure that their intellectual works were protected in other countries.