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Estonia (EE)

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Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated

Republication

The Office republishes the registration, after examination, in the Estonian Industrial Design Gazette (Eesti Tööstusdisainilahenduse Leht) at:
http://www.epa.ee/default.asp?wa_id=651

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, other than novelty, such as the compliance with the definition of a design, the contradiction to good practice, the existence of the name and state symbols of the Republic of Estonia and the emblems protected pursuant to Art 6ter of the Paris Convention. The Office also checks that the international registration consists of only one design or the variants or a set of one design.

Opposition Period

None.

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Four months from the date of notification of the refusal (extendable for a maximum of six months).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the date of publication in the Estonian Industrial Design Gazette (Eesti Tööstusdisainilahenduse Leht).

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may not file documents or appear directly before the Office. Local representation is required by a patent attorney. A list of patent attorneys is available from the Office or at:
http://www.epa.ee/client/default.asp?wa_id=493&wa_object_id=1&wa_id_key=.

Fees payable on division of the international registration

102.56 EUR, if the owner is a legal person; 25.56 EUR, if the owner is a natural person.

Last updated on: February 9, 2012

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