MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to industrial design registration in Estonia including design search, filing and further prosecution of an Estonian design application, maintenance of an industrial design patent in force, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
The maximum validity term of an industrial design patent in Estonia is 25 years from the filing date, i.e. 5 terms for 5 years each.
Novelty grace period is 12 months from disclosure of the information on industrial design before filing the application or priority date thereof, if priority is claimed.
The industrial design application in Estonia may include several designs (variants) in one multiple industrial design application if the designs concern the same object or may be identified as a kit of goods and have a single design concept.
Overview of the industrial design registration procedure in Estonia:
After completion of filing procedure the Estonian industrial design application undergoes the formal examination, which takes from 2 to 3 months. There is no substantive examination on industrial designs is stipulated by the Estonian legislation. On condition that the application meets the formal requirements a decision to grant a patent is issued. After payment of the grant fee the patent on the industrial design is issued.
The procedure of the design registration in Estonia usually takes about 2-4 months.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Estonian patent attorney.
For filing a industrial design application in Estonia we need:
- your filing instructions with applicant's and author's names, addresses and citizenships;
- figures (photographs, photocopies or files) with the general view of the design and, if possible, front, top, side, back and bottom views of the design;
- list of the essential features of the design, if available;
- Power of Attorney signed and stamped by the applicant, legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Estonian Patent Office within 2 months from filing the application);
- Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Estonian Patent Office within 9 months from the date of priority).
The term for filing a design application in Estonia claiming conventional priority is 6 months from the priority date.
For more information about industrial design registration in Estonia or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Estonian design application please contact us.