Launch of On-line Patent & SPC filing by Irish Patents Office

The Irish Patents Office is pleased to announce the launch of an on-line filing facility for all new Patent and Supplementary Protection Certificate applications with effect from 1 August 2019. The Office can now accept online applications for all IP right including trade marks and designs.

The new Patent & SPC e-filing system introduces an easy to navigate online application form and makes provision for the uploading of all patent specification documentation. The e-filing functionality also facilitates the electronic payment of patent & SPC filing and application fees by credit or debit card.

In addition, the Office has developed a stand-alone online tool to assist applicants with their patent documents called the Patent Specification Template Tool. This is a template which assists applicants in correctly constructing the documents that form part of the patent specification. This is also accessible via the website home page. The service aims to attract individuals and businesses alike who will undoubtedly find it to be user friendly and a more effective way of filing a new application. Please visit the link on our website for more detailed information on the e-filing process.