ESTONIA

Registration of trademarks Estonia – Since November 18, 1998, Estonia has been a party to the Madrid Protocol. Estonia became a member of the European Union on May 1A local agent must submit a trademark application to the Patent Office. All you need is an unregistered power of attorney. A domestic registration is not required for foreign candidates.st, 2004. The Trademark Act of October 1, 1992 serves as the legal foundation; the most recent redaction went into effect on January 1, 2012. Registration is required to acquire trademark protection.

Requirements

A local agent must submit a trademark application to the Patent Office. All you need is an unregistered power of attorney. A domestic registration is not required for foreign candidates.

Procedure

A formal assessment, a distinctiveness examination, and a significant examination (search for previous trademarks and company names) are all part of the application procedure. The entire process, from initial filing to registration, takes about 16–18 months. The trademark is published in the official Gazette prior to registration. The Board of Appeal has a two-month opposition period starting on the application’s publication date. If conditions exist that preclude legal protection and existed at the time the decision to register the trademark was made, it is also permissible to launch an action against the trademark owner for the cancellation of his exclusive rights within five years of the registration date.

Duration

In Estonia, a trademark registration is effective from the registration date for a period of ten years. Ten-year renewal periods are available for the registration.

Registration of trademarks Estonia – Since November 18, 1998, Estonia has been a party to the Madrid Protocol. Estonia became a member of the European Union on May 1A local agent must submit a trademark application to the Patent Office. All you need is an unregistered power of attorney. A domestic registration is not required for foreign candidates.st, 2004. The Trademark Act of October 1, 1992 serves as the legal foundation; the most recent redaction went into effect on January 1, 2012. Registration is required to acquire trademark protection.

Requirements

A local agent must submit a trademark application to the Patent Office. All you need is an unregistered power of attorney. A domestic registration is not required for foreign candidates.

Procedure

A formal assessment, a distinctiveness examination, and a significant examination (search for previous trademarks and company names) are all part of the application procedure. The entire process, from initial filing to registration, takes about 16–18 months. The trademark is published in the official Gazette prior to registration. The Board of Appeal has a two-month opposition period starting on the application’s publication date. If conditions exist that preclude legal protection and existed at the time the decision to register the trademark was made, it is also permissible to launch an action against the trademark owner for the cancellation of his exclusive rights within five years of the registration date.

Duration

In Estonia, a trademark registration is effective from the registration date for a period of ten years. Ten-year renewal periods are available for the registration.

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