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Patents Secondary Legislation

Statutory Instruments to implement patent legislation including EU regulations and commencement orders.

Secondary legislation on patents in Ireland consists of statutory instruments (SI) that fall into one of the following categories:

  • Patent Rules 1992 and subsequent amendments
  • Giving effect in Irish law to EU regulations relating to patents
  • Commencements Orders, fee changes, etc.

Patent Rules, as amended

Implementing EU Regulations



Commencement Orders


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