Team

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JÜRI KÄOSAAR

Patent attorney, Managing Partner

Tartu

jyri

JÜRI KÄOSAAR

Patent attorney, Managing Partner

Tel: +372 7 383 051

Mob: +372 5 034 725

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Legal services, patents and utility models, trademarks, designs

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 1992

Special Construction Bureau of the Estonian Academy of Science, Tartu branch, mechanical engineer and patentologist 1969 – 1992

 

Estonian patent attorney No 6 (patents, utility models, trademarks, designs) since 1992

European patent attorney since 2002

European trademark and design attorney since 2004

Jüri Käosaar is KÄOSAAR’s founder and managing partner. Jüri is one of Estonia’s most experienced patent attorneys, having advised domestic and international companies and inventors in all IP areas. Jüri was one of the first patent attorneys in the newly independent Estonia. He is also one of the founders of the Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys.

Education:

Tallinn University of Technology, doctoral studies 1997 – 2000

Tallinn University of Technology, MSc in Tech 1992

Moscow Patent Institute 1984

North West State Technical University (postgraduate student of the Estonian Academy of Sciences) 1971 – 1975

Tallinn University of Technology 1968

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys

FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle)

epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)

Hobbies:

Jüri is an avid pencil collector. His collection includes more than 20 000 pencils (www.pencil.ee). Jüri is a member of the American Pencil Collectors Society (APCS).

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Kalev Käosaar

Trademark attorney, Partner

Tallinn

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Kalev Käosaar

Trademark attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 6 043 383

Mob: +372 50 692 81

E-mail:

Office: Tallinn

Areas: Legal services, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyright

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 1999

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2004

European trademark and design attorney since 2004

Kalev Käosaar is KÄOSAAR’s partner and effective manager of the Tallinn office. Kalev’s main areas are trademark registration and legal protection, including anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy representation before the Estonian Tax and Customs Board and the Police. In 2004 Kalev did an internship at a patent agency in Denmark and in 2006 an in-service training at a US patent agency. Kalev has vast experience with international trademark registration. He has been recognized as an expert in trademark law by a number of legal directories, such as World Trademark Review and Best Lawyers.

Education:

University of Tartu, BA in Law 2007

Audentes Business School, BA in Business Administration 2001

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys, Board Member

FICPI (International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys)

AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

Hobbies:

Travelling, marathon, cycling

anneli

Anneli Kapp

Patent and Trademark attorney, Partner

Tartu

anneli

Anneli Kapp

Patent and Trademark attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Legal services, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyright, patents and utility models

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2002

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2010

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2011

European trademark and design attorney since 2011

Anneli Kapp is partner at patent agency KÄOSAAR and also one of our most universal team members with work experience in all services that our office has to offer. Anneli is mainly specialised in advising clients in matters relating to disputes and contracts, trademark portfolio management, as well as industrial design registration and legal protection. Anneli has also been present with most KÄOSAAR’s patent disputes, and another one of her responsibilities is supplementary legal protection of patents. Moreover, Anneli handles trademark, design and utility model renewals. Anneli holds lectures on IP protection at Tartu Art College and is a contributor to the World Trademark Law Report online version.

Education:

University of Tartu, BA in Law 2010

Tallinn School of Economics, Law with specialisation in Customs 2000

Languages:

Estonian, English

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys

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Aivo Arula

Patent and Trademark attorney, Partner

Tartu

aivo (1)

Aivo Arula

Patent and Trademark attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Patents and utility models, trademarks, designs, domain names

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 1993

Special Construction Bureau of the Estonian Academy of Science, Tartu branch, 1986 – 1992

 

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2000

European trademark and design attorney since 2004

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2015

Aivo Arula is partner at KÄOSAAR, with more than 20 years of experience in the IP law field. Aivo is specialised in trademark searches. Over the years he has conducted more than 7000 searches and thus his expert advice has made an important contribution to the selection process of many of today’s well-known trademarks. Aivo has been recommended as one of Estonia’s leading trademark specialists by the World Trademark Review. Aivo’s technical education and years of experience as an engineer also make him a valued expert in the area of industrial designs, patents and utility models.

Education:

Tallinn University of Technology, mechanical engineer, Precision Mechanics Apparatus, 1986

The Swedish Patent Office, in-service training, 1998

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys

INTA (International Trademark Association)

Hobbies:

Member of the Tartu Academic Male Choir since 1987

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Leevi Markus

Patent attorney, Partner

Tartu

leevi

Leevi Markus

Patent attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Patents and utility models

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2001

OÜ N-Vorm – marketing manager 1998 – 2001

AS Tarmeko – chemical engineer 1988 – 1997

 

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2005

Leevi Markus is a partner at the patent agency KÄOSAAR, managing the area of patents and utility models in our company. Leevi is mainly specialised in the legal protection of chemical, medical and biotechnological inventions. in addition to a wide variety of EP validations, Leevi has also filed a considerable number of applications for SPC.

Education:

University of Tartu, Faculty of Physics and Chemistry, MSc in Chemistry (officially equivalent to the Master’s level degree, plus completed teacher training field programme) 1988

Patent search training “Search Matters” of the European Patent Office (EPO) 2008 Professional in-service training in Germany Vossius & Partner (Munich) on the following subject: “European and German Patents Act compared” 2002. A number of IP law seminars and conferences in Estonia and abroad.

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys

Hobbies:

Music, theatre

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Indrek Eelmets

Trademark attorney, Lawyer

Tallinn

indrek

Indrek Eelmets

Trademark attorney, Lawyer

Tel: +372 6 043 382

Mob: +372 529 4339

E-mail:

Office: Tallinn

Areas: Legal services, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyright

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since December 2014

Law firm Sorainen 2007 – 2014

Patent agency Lasvet 2000 – 2007

 

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2004

European trademark and design attorney since 2004

Indrek Eelmets has been practising IP law since 2000. Indrek is a valued expert, assisting clients in registration and enforcement matters, contracts, negotiations and dispute resolution.  As one of the strongest trademark attorneys in Estonia he has represented a trademark owner in a landmark case where for the first time in Estonia the court ordered the infringer to pay all of its gross profits to the trademark owner.  Additionally, Indrek has extensive knowledge in domain disputes.  He is a panelist  with the .ee Domain Disputes Committee, which is an alternative domain dispute resolution body, and he has considerably contributed to drafting the .ee Domain Disputes Committee Rules.  Indrek  has been also involved with drafting the Trade Marks Act.  He is one of the few trademark attorneys in Estonia to have an extensive experience with one of Estonia’s top-tier law firms. Indrek has lectured in numerous trainings and seminars and written for several IP publications. Several legal directories, such as Chambers Europe, World Trademark Review and Best Lawyers, recognise Indrek as a top IP law expert in Estonia.

Education:

University of  Tartu, BA in Law (officially equivalent to MA) 2001

Languages:

Estonian and English. Understands Finnish and Russian

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys,  Board Member

ECTA (European Communities Trademark Association),  member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee

Estonian Internet Foundation, Internet Users Advisory Board

EE Domain Disputes Committee

Hobbies:

Cycling

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Madis Paluoja

Counsel for Commercial Law

Tartu

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Madis Paluoja

Counsel for Commercial Law

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Legal Services

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2012

Counsel for Commercial Law since 2004

Trustee in Bankruptcy 1999 – 2003

Madis Paluoja is our company’s counsel in the field of commercial law. His main duties are the legal protection of business names and legal advice in matters of company law from the formation to the liquidation of a company. Among other things, Madis assists our clients with foundation and liquidation of companies, the sale and acquisition of shares and reorganisations of companies. In addition, Madis has vast experience with consultations in matters related to company management, such as commercial register entries, general meetings and share capital changes; assistance in settling disputes and drafting shareholder contracts.

Education:

University of Tartu, Faculty of Law 2001 – 2006

University of Tartu, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

TriSmile triathlon club

Hobbies:

Triathlon, track and field

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Marit Meinberg

Patent attorney

Tallinn

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Marit Meinberg

Patent attorney

Tel: +372 6 379 484

E-mail:

Office: Tallinn

Areas: Patents and utility models

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2008

The Estonian Patent Office 2000 — 2007

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2011

Marit Meinberg is our patent attorney with 15 years of experience in the field of patents and utility models. Her main areas of expertise are IT, electronic and mechanical inventions, patent searches and novelty examinations. Before joining KÄOSAAR’s team, Marit worked as patent expert at the Estonian Patent Office for a number of years. This gives her an in-depth knowledge of the entire course of a patent proceeding. It is thus considerably easier for Marit to offer her clients the best solutions in assessing the results of patent searches and drafting the applications. Marit has trained inventors and participated in the translation of the International Patent Classification (methodological instructions of the Estonian Patent Office). As member of the Association of the Estonian Patent Attorneys, Marit takes active participation in updating of the legislation for patents and utility models. Due to her extensive knowledge and long work experience, Marit knows how to protect the interests of her clients even in most demanding situations.

Education:

Tallinn University of Technology, Construction Engineering (officially equivalent to the Master’s level degree) 1992

International University of Social Sciences LEX, professional higher education programme, Commercial Law 2003

Training courses of the European Patent Office (EPO) in patent search and patent examination 2002, 2006

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys

Hobbies:

Golf

kristiina

Kristiina Aasna

Patent attorney

Tartu

kristiina

Kristiina Aasna

Patent attorney

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office:Tartu

Areas: Patents and utility models

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2008

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2015

Kristiina Aasna is our patent attorney specialising in patent portfolio management. Among other things, Kristiina is responsible for patent renewals.

Education:

University of Tartu, BA in Educational Science 2008

Languages:

Estonian, English

Hobbies:

Cooking

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Kärt Kuuseväli

Chief accountant

Tartu

kärt

Kärt Kuuseväli

Chief accountant

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2006

Kärt Kuuseväli manages our accounting, HR and finances. During her studies, Kärt won the 2007 / 2008 Swedbank’ Economics scholarship; in 2012 her Master’s thesis won the third place in the Estonian Taxpayers Association’s competition of economics programmes MA papers.

Education:

University of Tartu, MA in Economics 2012

University of Tartu, BA in Economics (cum laude) 2008

Languages:

Estonian, English

Hobbies:

Volleyball, swimming, reading, canoeing

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Sirje Küünal

Trademark and Patent Assistant

Tartu

sirje

Sirje Küünal

Trademark and Patent Assistant

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2007

 

Sirje Küünal assists KÄOSAAR’s patent, trademark attorneys and lawyers in their daily work. In addition, Sirje is in charge of our archives.

Education:

University of Tartu, English Language and Literature 1978

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

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Peeter Konks

IT manager

Tartu

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Peeter Konks

IT manager

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 1993

Special Construction Bureau of the Estonian Academy of Science, Tartu branch, mechanical engineer, computer engineer and programmer, 1980 – 1993

 

Peeter Konks takes care of our company’s IT requirements and developing IP management software.

Education:

Tallinn University of Technology, Control Engineering 1978

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

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Maria-Kristiina Luurmees

Translator, Trademark and Patent Assistant

Tallinn

maria

Maria-Kristiina Luurmees

Translator, Trademark and Patent Assistant

Tel: +372 6 379 484

E-mail:

Office: Tallinn

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 2004

Maria-Kristiina Luurmees manages translations at KÄOSAAR and assists the attorneys of the Tallinn office.

Education:

University of Tartu, English Language and Literature (officially equivalent to the Master’s level degree) 2006 Completing Master’s studies in Translation at Tallinn University

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

NGO Tegudeks, volunteer work since 2009

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HELLE KÄOSAAR

Partner, Board Member

Tartu

helle

HELLE KÄOSAAR

Partner, Board Member

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Work experience:

IP Law firm KÄOSAAR since 1992

Special Construction Bureau of the Estonian Academy of Science, Tartu branch, economist and senior economist 1975 — 1992

Helle Käosaar is partner and Board Member of KÄOSAAR, assisting the work of our agency’s Board

with her financial experience. Helle is one of the first employees of the company, who has, through

the years, been responsible for our accounting and financial management and fulfilled the duties of

personnel manager.

Education:

University of Tartu, Faculty of Economics 1978

Languages:

Estonian, Russian