Estonia celebrates the World Intellectual Property Day with a seminar concerning the protection of intellectual property on 26 April

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On 26 April the World Intellectual Property Day will be celebrated already for the thirteenth time. The Estonian Patent Office is going to organize a seminar on that day. We are going to talk about the protection of inventions, trade marks and industrial designs in Estonia and other countries. Participants are also given information about the future of protecting inventions abroad, more precisely about the Community Patent.

The seminar will be held in the classroom of the Estonian Patent Office at Toompuiestee 7 in Tallinn.

The seminar is aimed at both starting and more experienced entrepreneurs, inventors, self-employed people, students, patent attorneys and everybody else who is interested in the aforementioned topics.

The seminar is free.



Opening speech
Matti Päts, Director General of the Estonian Patent Office


Protection of inventions
Anneli Simmul, Head of the Division of Chemistry, Medicine and Foodstuffs of the Patent Department of the Estonian Patent Office


Advantages and disadvantages of the Community Patent
Raul Kartus, Advisor of the Legal Department of the Estonian Patent Office




Protection of Industrial Designs
Keio Velström, Senior Specialist of the Preliminary Examination and Documentation Division of the Trademark Department of the Estonian Patent Office


Protection of Trade Marks
Ekke-Kristian Erilaid, Senior Examiner of the First International Trademark Examination Division of the Estonian Patent Office


Introduction of the recent publications
Liina Puu, Deputy Head of the Trademark Department


Closing of the seminar


Registration required (name of the participant, enterprise and phone number) by e-mail seminarid [at] ( or phone 627 7918.