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Amendments to some Estonian legislation acts

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April 11, 2019

Amendments to the Trademark Act as well as the Industrial Design Protection Act of Estonia came into force on March 29, 2019. According to the amendments the procedures of trademark and industrial design registrations were simplified. The IP office of Estonia will accept trademark and industrial design applications online. In addition the procedure of the official fees payment and submission of POAs was also simplified.

Moreover, the amendments to the Directive harmonizing trademark law in the member states of the EU also came into force on April 1, 2019. The main aspect of these amendments was the simplification of the registration procedure of non-traditional trademarks (sound, holograms, multimedia) by excluding the examination stage for relative grounds for refusal in the frame of registration process.

If you have any additional questions regarding the registration of the intellectual property in Estonia or in other ex-USSR countries do not hesitate to contact us.