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.
Industrial design primary legislation effective in Ireland
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, and so on
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.
Notification of Ireland’s Accession to the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
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Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
The Paris Convention, adopted in 1883, applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, trademarks, industrial 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.
Notification of Ireland’s Accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
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