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National Legislation

Apart of the European Union legislation, the following legal acts are effective in the national level in the field of industrial property in the Republic of Estonia (provided for information purposes only with no legal effect and may not cover the last amendments):

Trademark Act
effective since October 1, 1992, last amendments effective since January 1, 2007

Industrial Design Protection Act
effective since January 11, 1998, last amendments effective since April 18, 2008
Utility Models Act
effective since May 23, 1994, last amendments effective since March 15, 2007
Patents Act
effective since May 23, 1994, last amendments effective since March 15, 2007
Geographical Indication Protection Act
effective since January 10, 2000, last amendments effective since January 1, 2007
Act of the Protection of Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
effective since March 16, 1998, last amendments effective since March 15, 2007
Principles of Legal Regulation of Industrial Property Act
effective since May 1, 2004, last amendments effective since January 1, 2008
Implementation of the Convention on the Grant of European Patents Act
effective since May 1, 2004
Patent Attorneys Act
effective since April 20, 2001, last amendments effective since January 1, 2007

Besides to the mentioned legal acts, there are several regulations effective in this field that are not included in the current list. Should you need further information in this respect, please feel free to contact us.

Moreover, the following legal acts are effective which are connected with the field of industrial property:

Competition Act
effective since October 1, 2001, last amendments effective since January 1, 2008
Customs Act
effective since May 1, 2004, last amendments effective since January 1, 2008

Page updated: May 8, 2008