The processing of applications for legal protection of industrial property in the Estonian Patent Office in 2013

10.01.2014
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Compared to 2012 the number of applications filed with the Estonian Patent Office increased by 8.3%. The total number of applications was 4,515. 73% of the total number of applications were filed by applicants from foreign countries.

5,022 decisions on examination were made, out of which 89.4% were  decisions on registration.

During the year 1.2% out of the total number of the decisions made (62 decisions) were contested. Disputes are resolved in the independent Industrial Property Board of Appeal at the Ministry of Justice and thereafter in court if needed. Only 27 appeals were resolved, i.e. 0.5% of the total number of the decisions.

The number of valid registrations in the registers of the Estonian Patent Office was 69,282 on 31 December 2013. Besides that, 976, 646 Community trade marks and 676, 922 Community Industrial designs were valid in Estonia.

The following valid registrations belong to the Estonian entrepreneurs:

Subject of industrial property

Valid

incl. those belonging
to the Estonian
entrepreneurs

Valid patents

1,228

  152

European patents valid in Estonia

6,211

  2

Valid registrations of utility model

   413

  370

 Valid registrations of layout designs of integrated circuits

-

-

Valid registrations of industrial designs

    552

  415

Valid registrations of trade and service marks

28,284

10,980

Valid international registrations of trade and service marks

31,804

10

Valid international registrations of industrial designs

   784

-

Valid registrations of geographical indications

    6

    6

Registered Community trade and service marks (on 30 Nov. 2013)

976,646

 955

Registered Community industrial designs (on 30 Nov. 2013)

672,922

 542