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Shown are office fees and related facts for patents granted in or for Estonia. For example national patents and European patents validated in Estonia.

Patent protection in Estonia can also be reached via the Unitary Patent (UP) system. With a Unitary Patent, only one UP Renewal Fee is paid, covering all participating countries.

Office Fees
EE
Estonia

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

5858

Grant Fee

$

49

Requirements for EP grants
EE
Estonia

Claims Translation

Estonian

Description Translation

Estonian

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
EE
Estonia

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
EE
Estonia

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

37.19

Residents

1.3M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Estonia Estonia vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Estonia, EE (red) relative to other EPC member states (blue). Note that patent renewal fees are to be paid annually and updated regularly. Not included are grant fees, translation costs, and representation costs (if applicable).

I. Requirements for Estonia after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the patent specification into Estonian must be supplied.

I.2 Professional representative

No, but recom­mended (see also section I.5)

I.3 Period for filing the translation

3 months after the date on which the mention of grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amend­ed is published in the European Patent Bulletin

Extension of the time limit is possible (see section I.5).

I.4 Office fee

(a) EUR 45

(b) Within period pursuant to section I.3

I.5 Special features

A request for publication and proof of payment of the fee must be submitted with the translation.

The following information must be given in the request:

– European patent number

– European application date

– the title of the invention

– the applicant’s name and address

– the representative’s name and address for service, if applicable.

The Office accepts as representative only a common representative resident in Estonia, where applicable, or an Estonian patent attorney whose name is entered in the State Register of Patent Attorneys as specialising in the legal protection of inventions and layout designs of integrated circuits.

If the translation does not comply with the require­ments, an Estonian patent attorney must be appointed to submit the corrections.

The time limit of 3 months for filing the translation may be extended by 2 months, upon payment of a surcharge (EUR 32).

II. Double-patenting allowed?

No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which

(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or

(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.

Simultaneous protection for utility models is allowed.

III. Territory

Territory of the Republic of Estonia

IV. Useful links:

EP: National Law relating to EPC, X. Miscellaneous, Estonia (epo.org)

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Estonia – Valid as from 15 Sep 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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