Strategic intellectual property consultation helps enterprises to consider major issues related to IP, such as:
- Every enterprise involved in product development must be certain that the ownership of the product-related IP actually belongs to them. Has the transfer of IP from the employee to the enterprise been documented in writing? Have the engineers, working part-time in your startup, assigned the IP they create over to their main employer under their employment contracts, etc?
- If the product is already on the market, patent protection for the IP it contains can no longer be applied for. The same is true for the elements disclosed in promotional materials. Has it been carefully considered which IP elements in connection with the product can be freely published, for which applying for protection should be considered and which should be considered business secrets?
- Every product has strategically important and less so components. While the more complementary elements of a product would be a good option to make some money from licensing, it is wise to ensure that the entire product core is always under the control of the enterprise. What, then, is the core of the product? How can it be protected?
With the support of the Enterprise Estonia intellectual property specialist, enterprises can be confident that their greatest asset is safe and generates the maximum revenue possible.
The intellectual property services of Enterprise Estonia are open to entrepreneurs exporting products developed and manufactured in Estonia, who want to pursue the said activities.
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.
- 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).
The specialist’s services are free of charge for up to 2 hours of face-to-face time but are subject to the rules of de minimis aid. Starting from the 3rd hour, the price of the service is at 100 € per hour plus VAT.