E-applications on the Rise
More and more applications are filed with the Estonian Patent Office via the electronic portal. In the first quarter of 2009 17% of the total number of applications were filed via e-portals,
trademark applications 29% of the applications (105), patent applications 23% of the applications (5), utility model applications 25% of the applications (8), applications for validation of the European patent in Estonia 28% of the applications (84), industrial design applications 22% of the applications (6).
See also the portal of electronic filing of applications for legal protection of industrial property https://online.epa.ee/, where new trademark registration applications, patent applications, utility model registration applications, applications for validation of the European patent in Estonia and industrial design registration applications can be filed and sent to the Estonian Patent Office and earlier filed applications can be viewed. The Estonian ID-card is required for the entry into the portal.
Use of public databases increased:
public database of European patents 827 visitors (5,434 documents) public database of patents 1,244 visitors (8,161 documents) public database of utility models 703 visitors (3,165 documents) public database of trademarks 17,121 visitors (172 thousand documents) public database of industrial designs 1,060 visitors (4,385 documents)