Patent

Estonia

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
The subject of an invention may be a device, process, material, including biological material, or a combination thereof
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
Yes
Type of Application
Convention Application and Non-Convention Application
Time Period
31 Months
Extended Deadline
3 Months
Patent of Invention
20 years
Utility Model Patent
10 years
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
Supplementary Protection Certificate for Pharmaceutical Patents: 15 years from the Marketing Authorization Date of the Drug

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
10 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
3 Independent Claims
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Estonian
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
2 Months
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed
Deed of Assignment
Signed
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Signed
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
No
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
Yes
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
Yes
Declaration of Ownership
Signed
Declaration of Nationality
Signed
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
2-3 years
Deadline to File the Reply
2 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
2-3 years
Applicability of Examination
Yes
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
18 Months from the Fling Date
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
2-3 Months

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A