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Intellectual Property Reports & Regulatory Impact Analysis

Intellectual Property Reports and Regulatory Impact Analysis relating to Intellectual Property.

Reports

Ireland’s National IP Protocol 2019 - A Framework for Successful Research Commercialisation

March 2019  

The national IP Protocol 2019 is a revision of the last Protocol issued in 2016. It provides a framework for the way in which companies and research performing organisations can work together and how companies can benefit from access to new ideas, technology and inventions (intellectual property or “IP”).

Innovation 2020

December 2015 

Innovation 2020 is Ireland’s five year strategy on research and development, science and technology. Innovation 2020 sets out the roadmap for continuing progress towards the goal of making Ireland a Global Innovation Leader, driving a strong sustainable economy and a better society.

Enhancing the Intellectual Property Activities in the Firm Base in Ireland

June 2015  

The Action Plan for Jobs 2015 highlighted that management of intellectual property assets will be a valuable source of enterprise growth into the future and that there is opportunity for firms in Ireland to strengthen their performance in this area. As part of the Action Plan, the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) committed to bring forward a set of recommendations as to how Ireland might support the enhancement of the IP activity in the firm base in Ireland.

An Enhanced European Patent System

December 2014  

Publication prepared by the Select Committee and Preparatory Committee

In February 2013, 25 EU Member States signed the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC). This committed the contracting Member States to establishing a Court common to them with exclusive jurisdiction for future European patents with unitary effect (Unitary Patent Protection, UPP) as well as for European patents validated in one or several of the contracting states. 

Copyright Review

October 2013  

The Report of the Copyright Review Committee entitled “Modernising Copyright” was launched on Tuesday 29th October 2013. The report is aimed at identifying any barriers for innovation in the digital environment, and developing proposals for reducing them in order to provide greater support for growth and jobs in the digital industry.

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Updated Regulatory Impact Analysis – EU Trade Marks Directive 2015/2436

June 2018

The purpose of this updated Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) is to consider the impact of transposing Directive 2015/2436/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks into national law.

Regulatory Impact Analysis – EU Trade Marks Directive 2015/2436

April 2018

The purpose of this Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) is to consider the impact of transposing into national law, Directive 2015/2436/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks.

Regulatory Impact Analysis - Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Bill 2018

February 2018

The purpose of this Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) is to analyse the impact of the recommendations proposed by the Copyright Review Committee and facilitate decisions on which recommendations should be included in the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Bill 2018. The RIA also considers several additional Intellectual Property (IP) matters which were found to require legislative amendments.

Regulatory Impact Analysis – Knowledge Development Box

November 2016

The Minister for Finance announced in the context of Budget 2016 that a Knowledge Development Box (KDB) would be introduced in 2016.  The aim of this Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) was to consider legislation for KDB access to be expanded to SMEs through a certificate scheme and to re-introduce substantive examination on Patents to ensure that they continue to qualify for the KDB.

The KDB is a policy tool to encourage innovation by providing a 6.25% rate of corporation tax on profits from intellectual property which is the result of qualifying R&D.

Regulatory Impact Analysis – Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

The objective of the Singapore Treaty is to create a modern and dynamic international framework for the harmonisation of administrative trademark registration procedures. The purpose of this Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) was to consider the amendments of Sections 29(3) and (4) of the Trade Marks Act 1996 and some amendment to secondary legislation dealing with trade mark rules, in order to accede to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks.

On 21 December 2015, Ireland deposited the instrument of accession to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trade Marks.  The Treaty entered into force in Ireland on 21 March 2016.

Regulatory Impact Analysis – Transposition of the Orphan Works Directive

October 2014

The purpose of this Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) was to consider the impact of transposing Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works into national law.

The Directive was transposed into Irish law by Statutory Instrument 490/2014 – European Union (Certain permitted uses of Orphan Works) Regulations 2014.

Regulatory Impact Analysis – Review of the Research Exemption Provision Section 42(g) of the Patents Act 1992

April 2013

The aim of this Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) was to consider whether Ireland should broaden the scope of the Bolar type exemption provision as set down in Section 42 (g) of the Patents Act 1992.

The Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 was signed into Irish law on 23 December 2014, enacting an amendment designed to broaden Ireland’s ‘Bolar’ exemption.

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