Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the Patent Office’s reopening, and the Estonian Patent Office’s yearbook has been reaching readers for roughly the same amount of time. The Office’s third digital yearbook appears before you.
In 2022, the Estonian Patent Office had the Patent Department, the Trade Mark Department, the Registry Department and the Intellectual Property Law department. The Industrial Property Board of Appeal also operates under the office.
The protection of industrial property is an inseparable part of the constitutional legal order. Industrial property is protected under § 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia, providing that the property of every person is inviolable and equally protected.
The protection of industrial designs can be applied for on the grounds of the Industrial Designs Protection Act. An application or registration system is applied for the registration of industrial designs.
It is possible to apply for the protection of trade marks under the Trade Marks Act and the EU legal acts concerning trade marks are also valid here. Trade mark registration applications can be filed online via the portal of electronic filing.
It is possible to use numerous e-services of the Estonian Patent Office through our website, including filling out and sending new applications for registration of industrial property rights and using the electronic search databases.