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Intellectual property protection system in Estonia

Intellectual Property in Estonia

1. Estonia general info

Estonia (official name is the Republic of Estonia) is located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Estonia shares borders with the Gulf of Finland to the North, Latvia to the South, Russia and Lake Peipus to the East, and the Baltic Sea to the West. With the territory of 45,227 km2, Estonia is one of the least populous countries of the European Union.

International Country Code: EE

Time zone: Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00)                                                   

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Brief information about Patent registration in Estonia (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Estonia (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Estonia

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Estonia

Brief information about Validation of a European Patent (EP) in Estonia

2. IP Legal Base in Estonia

Patents Act
Utility Models Act
Trade Marks Act
Industrial Design Protection Act
Geographical Indication Protection Act
Implementation of Convention on Grant of European Patents Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization 
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks 
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure 
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs 
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification 
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 
European Patent Convention 
Trademark Law Treaty 
Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs 
Patent Law Treaty 
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol 
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks 

4. Patent Office Contact Details

The Estonian Patent Office
Toompuiestee 7
Tallinn 15041
Phone: +372 627 7911
Fax: +372 627 7912
Email: Vastuvoett@epa.ee    
www.epa.ee

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Estonia are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 15/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Estonian IP Laws

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