Register of the European patents valid in Estonia

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The European patent, where the Republic of Estonia is a designated country, is legally equal with the national patent, in case a patent attorney submits a translation of the European patent specification into the Estonian language and pays the state fee for the publication of the translation within three months since the announcement of the grant of the patent by the European Patent Office. The term for submission of the translation may be extended by two months by paying a supplementary state fee for the extension (Implementation of Convention on Grant of European Patents Act § 7). 

Electronically, the application can be filed via the portal of electronic filing of applications for legal protection of industrial property.

A separate register of the European patents valid in Estonia is maintained and it is legally equal to the patent register. Registrations are numbered in the order of registration of the European patents. The format of the registration number is E000000, where a numeral part has 6 digits starting from number 1 and corresponds to the number of the order of registration.

To disclose the translations of the amended European patent description, the patent owner will submit a translated European patent description in Estonian and pay the state fee. See European patent document definitions.

To the registry procedures related to European patents valid in Estonia – patent maintenance, transfer of patent, registration of licence – patent law requirements apply.

For maintenance of the European patent valid in Estonia a patent owner has to pay a state fee for every year of validity. Maintenance fee is paid to the Estonian Patent Office since the year of validity following announcement of the grant of the European patent by the European Patent Office.

According to § 31 of the Principles of Legal Regulation of Industrial Property Act, upon registering a pledge, information concerning the pledgee, the monetary amount of the pledge, amount of and term for performance of a claim secured by the pledge shall be entered in the register. A pledge shall be deleted from the register upon termination of the claim secured by the pledge or discharge of the pledge.












Last modified 14.11.2017