Estonia is the northernmost and smallest of the three Baltic States. Estonia's capital and economic centre is Tallinn, where the headquarters of the Estonian Patent Office are also located.
The country went through a period of great upheaval in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the regaining of its sovereignty in 1991, developing from a former Soviet republic into an economically burgeoning, progressive democracy, and became a member of the EU in 2004. The country is playing a leading role in the area of modern information and communication technologies in particular and is pushing for further digital development.
Estonia is a member of WIPO and a signatory of the Paris Convention, the Nice, Locarno and Strasbourg Classification Agreements and the Madrid Trademark Agreement. Estonia has also been a Contracting State of the European Patent Convention (EPC) since 01.07.2002. Patent protection can therefore also be achieved in Estonia by filing a European patent application.
Since 2006, through our EUROMARKPAT office in Tallinn, we have been offering our clients direct representation and individual advice in Estonia without the cost of an intermediary.