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Protection of industrial property
Treaty Estonia acceded

Paris Convention for the Protectionof Industrial Property (1883)

12 February 1924

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Stockholm Act, 1967)
Remarks: Estonia acceded to the Paris Convention (Washington Act, 1911) with effect from 12 February 1924. It lost its independence on 6 August 1940 and regained it on 20 August 1991

24 August 1994 (re-acceded)

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization  (Stockholm, 1967)

5 February 1994

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

13 November 1999

Protection of inventions
Treaty Estonia acceded

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (Washington, 1970)
Regulations Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

24 August 1994

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (1977)

14 September 1996

Strasbourg Agreement concerning the International Patent Classification (1971)

27 February 1997

The European Patent Convention

1 July 2002

Implementing Regulations
to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents


Patent Law Treaty

28 April 2005

Protection of trade marks
Treaty Estonia acceded

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (1957)

27 May 1996

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (1989)

18 November 1998

Trademark Law Treaty (1994)

7 January 2003

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks 14 August 2009

Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol

11 May 2006

Protection of industrial designs
Treaty Estonia acceded
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs (1968)

31 October 1996

Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (1999)

23 December 2003

Treaty Estonia acceded
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations 14 March 2010
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms 28 May 2000
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) 14 March 2010
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