The Estonian Patent Office
The Estonian Patent Office (hereinafter: Office) is a government agency that operates in the area of government of the Ministry of Justice and implements national economic policy in the field of legal protection of industrial property.
The Office provides legal protection to patents, trade marks, utility models, industrial designs, geographical indications and integrated circuits.
In fulfilling its tasks the Office represents the state (Statutes of the Estonian Patent Office).
The main functions of the Office are:
1) to provide legal protection to the objects of industrial property on the basis of industrial property law or international agreements, maintenance of the registers of industrial property, publication of official publications and issuing legal protection documents;
2) to arrange international cooperation in the field of legal protection of industrial property proceeding from international agreements and to take part in the work of international institutions dealing with legal protection of industrial property;
3) to participate in the development of legislation within its area of activity and to submit proposals for the amendment and supplementation of the legislation;
4) to participate in the development of policies, strategies and development plans within its area of activity; to prepare and implement projects connected with its area of activity, including participation in the preparation and implementation of international projects.
The name of the Office in different languages is:
in English - The Estonian Patent Office;
in French - Office des brevets de l'Estonie;
In German - Estnisches Patentamt;
in Finnish - Viron patenttivirasto;
in Russian - Патентный депaртaмент Эстонии.