Seminar for Small and Middle-Sized Enterprises Challenges and Risks at IP Protection

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The Estonian Patent Office will arrange a free of charge seminar for small and middle-sized enterprises Challenges and Risks at IP Protection on 30 October 2007 in the Conference Centre of Meriton Grand Hotel in Tallinn.




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

Is a Patent Attorney a Friend of a Patent Applicant?
Jaak Ostrat, Ph.D, Patent Attorney, Lasvet Patent and Trademark Agency


Differences between the American and European Patent Systems
Mart-Enn Koppel, Patent Attorney, Koppel Patent Agency

10.35-10.55  COFFEE BREAK 
Patent Information Databases. Use of ESP@CENET 
Kersti Peekma, R & D Department, Tallinn Technical University
Which Opportunities Does Risk Capital Offer? 
Oliver Kullman, BaltCap  Management
12.15-13.45  LUNCH 

What Role Does Intellectual Property Play in Technological Development? Based on the experience of Technological Development Company Curonia Research
Ardo Reinsalu, Curonia Research
14.25- 15.05


International System and the Estonian System of Legal Protection of Industrial Designs  
Urmas Kauler, Patent Attorney, Turvaja Patent Agency



Entrepreneur's Experience in Protection of Industrial Design (mittens in a pair) 
Mari-Liis Poolak and Pille-Riin Vackermann

15.25-15.55  COFFEE BREAK 

About Trademarks. What to Do When the Rights Have Been Infringed?  
Tanel Kalmet, Chairman of the Industrial Property Board of Appeal

Spread of the Good Infringing Intellectual Property and Preventive Means
Ingrid Tedremaa, Senior Inspector of the Legal Department of the North Tax and Customs Centre of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board 
17.15  Conclusion, closing of the seminar 

Registration by e-mail at the address Seminarid [at] () or by phone +(372) 627 7935. (Please indicate the name of the participant, the institution, e-mail address and the phone number.)