When to contact the patent office
The need to protect your original work - be it industrial design, a trademark, or a piece of music - may seem obvious, but globally there are many cases of ideas created by one firm being used by another
How do you know if the assumed intellectual property (IP) you hold is unique and suitable for registration? And what particular status should you apply for, when and through what entity?
In Ireland, the patent office is your port of call.
Their mission statement promises: “To provide an efficient and effective system of industrial property protection that will encourage technological progress and promote enterprise through the implementation by the Office of the relevant legislation”....
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