Legal Acts

Here you can find legal acts on the protection of intellectual property.

International agreements of industrial property

Paris Convention for the Protectionof Industrial Property (1883) (Estonia acceded 12.02.1924)

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 (Estonia reacceded 24.08.1994)

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization  (Stockholm, 1967) (Estonia acceded 05.02.1994)

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Estonia acceded 13.11.1999)

Legal acts of the European Union

Legal protection for the trade mark valid in the European Union is provided on the basis of the below given legal acts. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), registers EUropean Union trade marks and carries out procedures related to their processing in accordance with the below given regulations of the Council and the Commission.

The basis of the legal protection of the trade mark, requirements for the trade mark and general rules regulating processing of the trade mark as well as the grounds for appeal and revocation are provided in the Council Regulation. Commission Regulations for implementing the Council Regulation deal with the legal protection procedures of the trade mark in detail, as they regulate mainly procedural activities.

Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the European Union trade mark (Text with EEA relevance.)

Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (Recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark and Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 2869/95 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (Text with EEA relevance)

Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark (codified version) (Text with EEA relevance)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 of 13 December 1995 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark (Consolidated version)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 216/96 of 5 February 1996 laying down the rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (Codified version)

Conventions

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Annex 1C to the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization: Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

WIPO Copyright Treaty, signed by the Republic of Estonia in 1997 and entered into force in Estonia in 2010

Universal Copyright Convention, USSR joined in 1973, the Republic of Estonia has not joined

International Convention for The Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, (Rome Convention 1961), entered into force in the Republic of Estonia on the 28th of April, 2000

Convention for the protection of producers of phonograms against unauthorized duplication of their phonograms (only in Estonian)

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT, 1996, entered into force in the Republic of Estonia on the14th of March 2010)

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, article 15: The parties of Covenant recognize the right of everyone to benefit from the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 27 (2): everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author

WIPO-Administered Treaties

The EU copyright legislation

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Last updated: 04.07.2024