The Irish Patent Office recently expanded their online payments facility. In addition to payment of renewal, grant and registration fees, the new facility will now accept payment for all National Trademark and Design Fee types. Documentation associated with a particular fee type can also be submitted online.
Effective December 11, 2015, the Irish Patent Office implemented e-filing for designs. The new system streamlines the way designs are processed and registered, making the application process easier, faster and more accessible to users of the Irish design system.