Contracting state



Simultaneous protection allowed?
Art. 139(3) and 140 EPC


To the extent that it protects the same invention, the Controller may revoke the national patent after the date on which

(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or

(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.

(c) the national patent is granted if such date falls after that provided for in (a) or (b).

Sect. 60 PA


Territorial field of application
pursuant to Art. 168 EPC


Territory of Ireland

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