Trademarks registration in Estonia
Trademark validity time registered with the Estonian Patent Bureau is 10 years, afterwards renewable each time for a new 10 year period. State fee for a renewal is 192 EUR. For every more than one class of goods and (or) services for which the mark is registered the additional payment is 45 EUR per each.
Opposition against published marks may be submitted within 3 months from the publication date (state fee is 160 EUR).
Whole registration process of a trademark takes about 1 year, state fees payable are 141 EUR and 45 EUR for every additional class for filing and 45 EUR upon grant. "Likelihood of confusion or perception of mutual relation" is a principle applied in Estonia in determining if two marks may co-exist.
Further, the Customs authorities may be notified on registered marks, and in this way border control against counterfeited goods enforce, down to destruction of seized goods. Owners of trademarks may enforce their rights on removal infringing trademarks of unofficial distributors, traders, etc., from advertisement, documents, goods and services.
Some of trademarks represented:
For questions, please, contact Valters Gencs, attorney at law at firstname.lastname@example.org
The material contained here is not to be construed as legal advice or opinion.