Amendments in the register

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According to the subsection 13 (1) of the Trade Marks Act, procedures concerning trade marks are carried out personally by the interested person or by a patent attorney who is appointed directly by the interested person and who in concordance with the Patent Attorneys Act has been awarded patent attorney qualifications for operation in the area of trade marks.  

A list of Estonian patent attorneys can be accessed on the website of the Patent Office.

According to the subsection 13 (2) of the Trade Marks Act, a person with no residence, seat or commercial or industrial enterprise operating in Estonia must appoint a patent attorney as their representative in order to perform procedures concerning trade marks.

Amendments in the register of trade marks and service marks are made upon application filed by the proprietor of the trade mark or by the patent attorney representing the proprietor. The applicant has to sign the application either by hand or digitally. If the proprietor of the trade mark is a company, the position of the person representing it has to be appended to the application which means that his right to do transactions on behalf of the company must be indicated to the Patent Office.  

Information concerning payment of the state fee which has to indicate the state fee paid for every specific transaction and, if necessary, a letter of authority by the proprietor of the trade mark to the patent attorney must also be appended to the application. There is no state fee to be paid in order to change the name or the address of proprietor of the trade mark in the register of trade marks and service marks    

After making amendments in the register, the Patent Office issues a written notification on the matter to the applicant.

Last modified 22.02.2017