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Patents (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. 206 of 2017)
These amendments to the Patent Rules 1992 arise from changes to the Patents Act 1992 which re-introduce substantive examination of Irish patent applications. The rules set the procedural changes to support substantive examination including the submission of a search report and written opinion as to patentability of an invention. Third party observations to the Controller in relation to the patentability of applications are also provided for.
See also: IP/N/1/IRL/P/1 (Patents Act 1992)
Intellectual Property Unit Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment