Patent agency Käosaar & Co was founded in 1992 and it is one of the oldest patent agencies working in Estonia today.

Patent of the day:

Instrument for removing ticks 


Beautiful summer days are sometimes darkened by annoying insects. This device has been designed to remove one of the worst pests — the parasitic tick.




  “Vene juust” (“Russian Cheese”) declared a type designation
  With its Regulation of 05 September 2012, the Supreme Court refused to accept into proceedings Ago Teder’s appeal in cassation requiring the establishment of circumstances precluding legal protection of the trademark “Vene juust + design” in the civil matter no. 2-11-30329.
  Nearly 100 counterfeiters of food and drink apprehended in a large-scale operation
  The raid was conducted in various countries worldwide, including the UK and US. Some 430 000 counterfeit drinks and 1 200 tons of counterfeit food were seized and 96 people arrested.
  Accelerated examination applied for in Israel based on inventor’s advanced age
  Under the Israel Patent Law, the applicant may request accelerated examination of a patent application, if there are sufficient grounds for doing so. The applicant must pay a state fee and substantiate the request for accelerated examination.
  Trademark Alfred Nobel contested in Norway
  An application to register the trademark Alfred Nobel was filed in Norway. This, however, displeased the Nobel Foundation, who decided to contest the registration.
  Parody trademarks — Japan’s example
  In most countries, legislation concerning parody trademarks is hazy. It usually remains unclear where to draw the line between joking and actual use.