Electronic Filing of the Industrial Design Registration Applications Started at the Estonian Patent Office

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Electronic filing of the industrial design registration applications at the Estonian Patent Office via a portal of electronic filing of applications for legal protection of industrial property at the address https://online.epa.ee/ started on 4 December 2008.

The Estonian ID card and its reader are required for the entry into the portal. An industrial design utility model registration application can be compiled by anyone, who has entered the portal with the Estonian ID card. But an application can be officially filed with the Estonian Patent Office only when it is digitally signed by the applicant or the patent attorney. Upon request it is possible to receive a notification of the acceptance of the industrial design registration application, which can be saved or printed out from the Estonian Patent Office.