Contracting state

Estonia

1

Contracting state to the London Agree­ment on the application of Art. 65 EPC?

 

No

2

Translation requirements

 

A translation of the patent specification into Estonian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.


§§ 7(1), 13(2) IA

3

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

 

No, but recom­mended (see also section 9).


§ 15 IA
§ 26 REP

4

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 9).


§ 7(1), (2) and 13(2) IA

5

(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?

 

(a) EUR 45

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4


§ 7(1) IA
§ 109(2) FA

6

(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed

 

(a) No (see also section 9)

(b) one copy on paper or one copy on CD; PDF format


§§ 7(1), 13(2) IA
§ 27(4) REP

7

Manner and form in which the translation is made available to the public

 

Mention in "Eesti Patendileht" (Official Gazette)

Copies available

Estonian Patent Office website at www.epa.ee/en/databases/inventions-databases
(Estonian)


§ 30 REP

8

Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?

 

(a) Yes

(b) EUR 45


§ 9(1) IA
§ 109(2) FA

9

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).


§ 7(1) IA
§ 109(3) FA
§ 26 REP

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