The law relating to the registration of Trade Marks sometimes raises questions requiring specialised knowledge, and sometimes it is desirable, though not mandatory, that intending applicants should, in their own interests, consult a Registered Trade Mark Agent (a person professionally qualified in trade mark matters). The services of a registered trade mark agent can be of assistance, especially if your application meets with objections.

The Controller maintains a register of Trade Mark Agents.  Where an applicant does not have an address for service in the State, the applicant may consider appointing a registered trade mark agent in order to satisfy this requirement.

The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland cannot advise applicants as to choice of agent.