Estonia maintains a robust intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, and rights are protected under local laws. Estonia is not included in USTR’s Special 301 Report or Notorious Markets List. Estonia’s Investment Climate Statement includes information on local protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
In any foreign market, companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and Stopfakes.gov provide more resources.
- U.S. Embassy Tallinn Economic Officer Megan Naylor is the primary IPR contact for Estonia.
- The USPTO IP Attaché for Europe can assist with IP matters in Estonia and regionally.
- For more information, contact ITA’s Office of Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (OSIP) Director, Stevan Mitchell.
For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of State Investment Climate Statements.