Information Events

In 2023, we organised 22 information events with 4,363 participants to raise the IP awareness of entrepreneurs, creative people and authors. 11 seminars were held on site, 10 virtually and one was in hybrid format.

Last year, on 10–12 May,  we had the great honour of organising the PATLIB conference in Tallinn, in cooperation with the European Patent Office. The main topic of the conference was artificial intelligence and metaversum. 80 interested people from the Baltic and Nordic regions watched the event on the spot and 3,500 virtually. The conference also featured Estonian success stories – Skeleton and Ready Player Me.

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Patlib2023 took place in Tallinn. In the picture, colleagues from Denmark, Finland and Latvia share best practices in intellectual property information work at a panel discussion. Photo: EPO.

In cooperation with EPO, a seminar was also held for patent attorneys and patent examiners, the Unitary Patent System and  Unitary Patent Court were discussed.

As part of the traditional visit of the EUIPO Board of Appeal, we held another seminar for IP practitioners, discussed recent decisions and exchanged experiences. Close cooperation with EUIPO also continued in supporting companies through the SME Fund, and at the end of the year we joined the EIPIC network.

In cooperation with WIPO, in the National Contest of Young Inventors, we awarded the joint special award of Estonian Patent Office and WIPO to the 4th grade student of Saku Gymnasium Karl Mattias Pulst and his invention "home packaging press."

At the WIPO Assembly side event "She Inspires" in July, we presented to the world the work of Estonian female designers Reet Aus, Annamaria Rennel, Ines-Issa Villido and Kärolin Raadik.

WIPO Director General visits the exhibition. Photo: WIPO.

In cooperation with educational institutions, we organised seminars for the legal assistant students of the School of Economics and for the information science students of Tallinn University. We also paid special attention to student inventors and companies for whom we prepared an information booklet introducing intellectual property, which we presented in cooperation with the Estonian Research Council and Junior Achievement.

We dedicated the Intellectual Property Day to trade marks – everyone was able to test themselves in the game of guessing trade marks, and gain useful knowledge in a webinar where patent attorney Liina Jents and Orkla marketing director Annika Oja shared tips.

We also talked about trade marks in the Estonian Marketing Association, and a step-by-step guide to successfully protect your trade mark was prepared for them.

During the autumn Tallinn Entrepreneurship Day, we talked to interested parties about the role of intellectual property in the modern business world. Another seminar took place within the framework of the Entrepreneurship Week – in cooperation with the Viljandi County Development Centre, we invited interested people to Cleveron and talked about the importance of intellectual property in business. 

The patent attorneys were met at roundtables held in spring and autumn, where the Ministry of Justice also participates.

Traditional webinars, with a total of seven, were held in each field. Undeniably the most popular ones are copyright seminars.


Triin Urviste
Triin Urviste

Events Manager