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Despite the shortcomings of the opposition filed by Estonia’s Government Office, the Board of Appeal found that the mark STENBOCK constituted “another symbol” the registration of which would be contrary to public interest under Article 9(1)(9) of the Trademark Act.
01 June 2022
The members of punk band Vanemõde, which was famous in the 1980s, have been involved in a long-running dispute over who is entitled to register the name of the band as a trademark.
14 April 2022
The Board of Appeal has annulled decisions of the Estonian Patent Office refusing to register position marks consisting of a black checkerboard device on a yellow oval background placed on the front door of a taxi car.
17 November 2021
This decision in opposition proceedings involving former parties to a franchise agreement sets a new precedent following the coming into force in 2019 of the Principles of Legal Regulation of the Industrial Property Act, which relate to proceedings before the Board of Appeal.
27 April 2021
The Board of Appeal has agreed with the Estonian Patent Office that the combination of the term ‘IT’ and the number 365 would be perceived as referring to IT services which are provided throughout the year.
29 October 2020
Following the implementation of the Trademark Directive in Estonia, the Board of Appeal has been reorganised, and substantial changes have been made to the opposition procedure and the board’s scope of jurisdiction.
19 December 2019
On 1 April 2019 amendments to the Estonian Trademark Act and the related secondary legislation entered into force, which have introduced important changes and simplified the trademark registration procedure in Estonia.
03 September 2019
The Estonian Patent Office Board of Appeal has dismissed an opposition against the registration of the figurative mark CRAFTSMAN TOOLS in Classes 7, 8 and 35 based on the earlier word mark CRAFTSMAN in Classes 7, 8 and 9. Among other things, the board found that the opponent had no legitimate interest to be a party in the opposition procedure.
29 August 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at Stella McCartney prevailing in a trademark dispute, Lego being named the United Kingdom’s favourite brand, the Mexican Industrial Property Office announcing a new electronic notification service, and much more.
09 April 2019
The Estonian IP landscape is set to undergo major changes this year, as the draft Amendments to the Trademarks Act and Principles of Legal Regulation of Industrial Property Act are currently before Parliament for their first reading.
29 January 2019
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