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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Apr 28, 2011 (Newsletter Issue 7/11)
Ireland
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Change of Office Practice in Opposition Proceedings


The Irish Patents Office has suspended its practice of automatically refusing an application for registration, following the opposition thereto from the proprietor of an earlier mark, against which the Applicant claimed there has been honest concurrent use of the trademark for which registration was sought.

This suspension will continue until a consultative exercise regarding the interpretation and administration of the relevant legislation is concluded.

The effect of the suspension will be that all oppositions will now proceed on the basis of Rules 18 to 25 of the Trade Mark Rules 1996, as amended.


Source: www.patentsoffice.ie