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Industrial Design registration in Estonia

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Estonia, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing an industrial design application in Estonia

The deadline for filing the Estonian industrial design application claiming priority is six months from the priority date. Extension or restoration is not stipulated.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Estonia

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Estonian Patent Office with a request to grant a patent on the industrial design, representation of the industrial design, name of the applicant and the address for correspondence.

  • Multiple design applications

It is possible to file a request to register several industrial designs (a multiple design application) if the designs concern the same object, relate to the same class of the Locarno Classification and are designed in the same manner.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

Legalisation or notarization of a Power of Attorney is not required. It must be provided simultaneously with the filing of the application or within two months from the filing date.

  • Priority document

If priority is claimed, a certified сopy of the priority document must be provided within nine months from the priority date.

  • Examination of a design application in Estonia

The Estonian Patent Office examines the industrial design applications according to formal requirements only.

  • Novelty grace period

Novelty grace period constitutes 12 months from disclosure of the information on the industrial design before the filing of the application or priority date thereof. Disclosure does not disprove the novelty of the design if it was made by the applicant or a third party that directly or indirectly obtained the information about the design from him, against or according to his will.

  • Grant, validity term and renewal

The state grant fee is not stipulated. The maintenance fee for a first 5-year period of a design patent validity is included in the official filing fee. The registration may be renewed every five years up to a total term of 25 years from the filing date of the application. A request for renewal should be filed within six months before the date of expiry of the registration or, if additional state fee is paid, within six months from the date of expiry of the registration together with the corresponding request for restoration.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Representation of legal or natural persons that do not reside in Estonia by an agent, Estonian patent attorney, is required to perform acts for the legal prosecution and protection of industrial designs.

  • What can be registered

Form, shape, configuration, ornamentation, colours, texture and material of the product (separately or in combination).

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Estonian Designs, Community Designs (EUIPO), International Designs.
2. Industrial design protection in Estonia may also be obtained via registration of a Community Design.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Estonian IP Laws

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