Estonia celebrates the World Intellectual Property Day with a seminar concerning the protection of intellectual property rights on 24 April

23.04.2014
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The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on 26 April every year to highlight the importance of intellectual property and its role in promoting innovation and creativity.

On 24 April the Estonian Patent Office is going to arrange a seminar dedicated to in the National Library of Estonia at 2 Tõnismägi in Tallinn on that day. The World Intellectual Property Day will be celebrated for the fourteenth time already.

In the first half of the day we will give a review of legal protection of inventions, industrial designs and trade marks and discuss whether starting businesses should acknowledge the importance of intellectual property in the activities, business strategy and competitiveness of the business.

In the second half we will provide an overview of the rights proceeding from the protected industrial property and we will also tackle the issues of how to act with trade marks successfully in the Internet and the latest trends of technology transfer in Estonia and in the world.

Finally the audience will learn what the Estonian Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Centre and who a patent attorney is.

Everybody interested in the aforementioned topics is welcome.

The seminar is free of charge.

Program

10.00–10.10

Opening speech
Matti Päts, Director General of the Estonian Patent Office

10.10–10.55

Intellectual property and industrial property. What are inventions? Patents and utility models
Anneli Simmul, Head of the Division of Chemistry, Medicine and Foodstuffs of the Patent Department of the Estonian Patent Office

10.55–11.30

What is an industrial design? Protection of an industrial design in Estonia, the EU and other foreign countries
Lehar Lehes, Senior Specialist of the Preliminary Examination and Documentation Division of the Trade Mark Department of the Estonian Patent Office

11.30–11.50

Coffee break

11.50–12.30

What is a trade mark? Protection of trade marks in Estonia, the EU and other foreign countries
Janika Kruus, Head of the Second International Trade Mark Examination Division of the Trade Mark Department of the Estonian Patent Office

12.30–13.00

Is Startup without intellectual property meant to be unsuccessful?
Leo Siemann, a representative of the Estonian Inventors Association in IFIA

13.00–14.00

Lunch

14.00–14.30

Rights proceeding from the protected industrial property
Tanel Kalmet, Chairman of the Industrial Property Board of Appeal

14.30–15.00

Use of trade marks in the Internet, risks and avoiding of risks
Ingrid Matsina, a patent attorney, AAA Legal Services

15.00–15.30

Trends in technology transfer in Estonia and the world. Support provided by EIPTTC
Marius Kuningas, Director General of the Estonian Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Centre

15.30–16.00

Who is a patent attorney and how can a patent attorney be useful for you?
Phd Jaak Ostrat, a patent attorney, Lasvet Ltd.

16.00

Closing of the seminar

 

Further information at e-mail address %20seminarid [at] epa.ee ( ) or by phone +372 627 7918.