Turning ideas into assets
The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland is the official Irish government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
If your idea is an invention that has a technical solution, you can get exclusive rights to the invention with a patent
If your idea is in respect of a unique brand consisting of words or a logo, you can have exclusive rights protected through trade mark registration
If your idea has a special form or appearance, you can get exclusive rights to the design with Design Protection
If you have created original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works copyright is the legal form of protection that can be used.
What type of IP is right for you?
Read our guide to understanding Intellectual property to determine which IP right is for you.
Is your idea, invention or brand available?
Before applying for your intellectual property right search to make sure that it isn't already registered.
Apply, Pay or Renew online.
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