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Introduction of Registers of Trade Mark/Registered Design Agents

In March 2016, a consultation was issued regarding the establishment of a register of trade mark agents. The consultation, and the response document, are available to view here.

The outcome of the consultation was a recommendation to the Committee for Economic Development to introduce a register of trade mark agents, and a register of design right agents. New regulations relating to trade mark and design rights agents were made on 23 February 2017, and will come into effect on 1 April 2017. The regulations are available to view in the Law & Practice section.

Further information on the effect of the introduction of registers of trade mark agents and registered design agents is available here.