The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland publishes 2022 Annual Report

Controller of Intellectual Property, Mr James Kelly has today launched the 2022 Annual Report for the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland.   Mr Kelly acknowledged the support provided to the Office by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, which is critical to the delivery of the statutory functions of the IPOI. He also thanked all the dedicated IPOI staff for their work in 2022, who have continued to step up and regularly go beyond to deliver for customers and IP applicants.

Highlights of the 2022 Annual Report include:

  • The majority of the IPOI’s customer service targets were met to a satisfactory level with 90% being the average rate of achievement.
  • The Information Centre dealt with over 4,000 emails and approximately 2,842 telephone queries.
  • The Office participated in several information events and seminars nationwide, such as the BTYSE as well as a range of events in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices. The IPOI also launched its “Intellectual Property in Education” programme aimed at Transition year students.
  • While national patent filings decreased, the number of European Patent applications filed by Irish resident companies increased by 2.5%
  • National IP filings decreased overall in line with global trends as a result of the uncertain economic climate.

The 2022 Annual Report can be accessed on the IPOI website at the following links: 

Annual Report 2022 - English 

Annual Report 2022 - Irish