Trade Mark Agent

This information may be of assistance to Irish/EU Trade Mark Agents based in Ireland, who are looking for information on the administrative procedures required. 


Competent Authority

The Controller of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks based with the Irish Patents Office is the Competent Authority for the following:

  • Trade Mark Agents based in Ireland
  • Notifications by Trade Mark Agents established in another EU member State who wish to provide services in Ireland.


Registration procedures for Trade Mark Agents setting up in business in Ireland

If you are an Irish/EU Trade Mark Agent based in Ireland, who wishes to register as such; comprehensive information is provided on the following in the links below:


Completing registration procedures online

The Irish Patents Office will accept completed registration forms and accompanying evidentiary documents by means of post or email. Communication by email is preferred and will allow quicker completion of all formalities. 

Completed registration forms and attachments in pdf format should be sent to


Providing cross border services as a Trade Mark Agent in Ireland

For Trade Mark Agents established in another EU country and intending to provide services in Ireland please see the link below.

Providing cross border services as a Trade Mark Agent in Ireland 


Response time frame by the Irish Patents Office

Further information on the response time frame by the Irish Patent Office on the registration procedure is available in the link below.

Trade Mark Agents registration guidelines  


Relevant legislation applicable

Trade Mark Rules, 1996

Trade Mark (Amendments) Rules 2007 ( S.I. No. 621 OF 2007)

European Communities (Provision of Services concerning Trade Marks and Industrial Designs) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No 622 of 2007)


Contact details

Please find the relevant contact details for the Irish Patents Office here.


The above is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authority.