EPA Estonia

Office Details
EPA - The Estonian Patent Office
Contact details

EPA - The Estonian Patent Office

Toompuiestee 7, 15041 Tallinn, EE

+372 627 79 00

+372 645 13 42

patendiamet@epa.ee

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Initiatives

(including trade mark e-filing, design e-filing, e-services and the back office system under the Software Package)

Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.

TMview

Trade mark search tool

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices

Similarity

IP Office assessments of similarity of G&S

CP1. Harmonisation on Trade Marks Classification Practice of G&S

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

Seniority

A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.

TMclass

Trade mark classification tool

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters

ACIST

Cross border data sharing for enforcers

DesignView

Registered designs search tool

Quality

EU IP Offices quality standards

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

Reach a common interpretation on the Nice Class Headings (project closed)

e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs

Implemented in 2014

CESTO

A common support tool for examiners

Software Package

Web based suite of tools supporting the trade marks and designs lifecycle

CP4 – Scope of Protection of Black and White (B&W) Marks

Trade marks exclusively in black, white and/or shades of grey (project closed)

Implemented in 2015

CP5. Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

The objective of this project is to harmonize the different interpretations on how to deal with non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the context of the examination of relative grounds for refusal (likelihood of confusion) (project closed)

CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks

Harmonize the different interpretations