Intellectual property services

Open Target group: Estonian enterprises actively exporting or intending to start exporting

As production is becoming increasingly cheaper anywhere in the world, it is more and more difficult for businesses to stay competitive based only on price. To survive and grow, enterprises need to give their products added value for which the customer is willing to pay more. Meaning that with high-tech product development, the intellectual property created in enterprises and its conscious implementation in corporate strategy will become increasingly valuable. 

Enterprise Estonia's intellectual property (IP) services package provides support and opportunities for export-oriented enterprises to exploit their intellectual property to its full business potential. The services will help companies answer their strategic IP-related questions, such as: 

  • How to identify the strategic intellectual property of an enterprise and what to do with it?

  • How to create and implement an intellectual property strategy that supports your business objectives?

  • How to turn the company's intellectual property into capital and add a revenue stream to the company's bottom line?

According to the information of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), intangible components (including the brand, intellectual property, etc.), already constitute a third of the global production value and provide more than two times more added value than physical capital. Thus, contributing to the development and commercialising of intellectual property in an enterprise is a solid investment into its future.


Strategic intellectual property consultation

The strategic consultation service provides quick answers to questions connecting business objectives with intellectual property (IP). When developing a new product or service, consult our intellectual property specialist before making it public! The specialist will help draw attention to the possible risks and the potential that accompanies the IP included in and surrounding your product and advise a course of action. 

Intellectual property diagnostics of products and services

You have a new product and are preparing to enter a new market? How to ensure the market advantage of your core technology over its competitors? How serious is the potential threat from the local patent owners? How to create an additional revenue stream out of the intellectual property created during development? Product (or service) intellectual property diagnostics help you to find answers to all these questions.

Intellectual property strategy diagnostics

Any enterprise that invests in product development, should also ensure that the consequential intellectual property, like any other asset, will be protected and exploited to its full business potential. If and when to apply for patents for the products of the enterprise, when and how to license technologies, how to find customers willing to pay for licences – these are the important questions that will be answered by the diagnostics.

Terms and Conditions

The intellectual property services of Enterprise Estonia are open to entrepreneurs exporting products developed and manufactured in Estonia, or those who want to start doing so.

Enterprise Estonia shall not be held responsible for any decisions or actions of the service recipient, or any decrease in their profit, loss of income, loss of profit, non-pecuniary damages, or any other indirect damages.

Excluded sectors:

  • primary production of agricultural products listed in Annex I of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;
  • processing and distribution of agricultural products listed in Annex I of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in cases provided in Article 1 (1) (c) of the de minimis Regulation;
  • fisheries and aquaculture, pursuant to Article 1 (1) (a) of the de minimis Regulation;
  • agriculture, forestry and fishing (EMTAK 2008 section A) and processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs (EMTAK section C 102);
  • intermediation of sales, wholesale and retail trade (EMTAK 2008 section G), excluding maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles;
  • real estate activities (EMTAK 2008 section L);
  • manufacture of tobacco products (EMTAK 2008 section C 120);
  • gambling and betting activities (EMTAK 2008, section R, 920);
  • financial and insurance activities (EMTAK 2008 section K);
  • legal and accounting activities (EMTAK 2008 section M 69), activities of head offices and management consultancy activities (EMTAK 2008 70), advertising (incl. online advertising) and market research (EMTAK 2008 section M 73);
  • rental and leasing activities, and temporary employment agency activities (EMTAK 2008 section N 77 and EMTAK 2008 section N 782).

Consultation services are free of charge for up to 2 hours of face-to-face time (up to 5 total work hours) but are subject to the rules of de minimis aid based on the service-providing specialist’s hourly rate. Diagnostics services are subject to a fee and the total cost will be calculated on the basis of the hourly rate of the specialist providing the service. The enterprise’s own contribution is 30% of the service cost, the remaining part of the service cost shall be included in the de minimis aid. You can check the balance of the company’s de minimis aid on the website of the Ministry of Finance.


If your company is interested in this service, please contact the Enterprise Estonia intellectual property specialist
Siim Kinnas, M.Sc.Tech
5858 7212

If you already are a customer of Enterprise Estonia, please contact your customer relationship manager.