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Seminar on ip practice in russia and the baltic states

  1. 1. Overview of Estonian industry and IP Margus Sarap European patent attorney Sarap and Partners Patent Agency, partner07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 1
  2. 2. Summary Economic situation in Estonia, short overview of business and industry structure Swedish investments in Estonia IP statistics, local statistics IP of Swedish companies in Estonia Future perspectives of IP codification of IP laws, short overview07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 2
  3. 3. Economic situation in Estonia, short overview of business and industry structure Population 1 316 500 1.01.2012, decreases Area 45 227 km2 20 August 1991 independent 1 January 2011 – 17th member state with euro 2008 economic crisis The average gross wage was the 2010th 821 euros in the public sector and the private sector 780 Euros07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 3
  4. 4. Real GDP growth in the EU, 2011 Estonia Lithuania Latvia Poland Sweden Slovakia Austria Germany Finland Rumenia Malta Belgium Hungary Czech France Bulgaria EL-27 Netherland Luxembourg Denmark Ireland UK Spain Cypros Italy Slovenia Portugal Greece07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 4
  5. 5. Economic situation in Estonia, short overview of business and industrystructure • Estonias gross domestic product (GDP)increased 2011th in the Member States fastest - 7.6% compared to the previous year – manufacturing industry – strong exports of goods • computer, electronic and optical products • construction and information and communication activities • strong domestic (11%) and external demand • foreign trade was affected of computer, electronic and optical instruments – Export was supported machinery and equipment – Imports of timber and timber products07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 5
  6. 6. European Union 2013 Belgium 1952 Italy 1952 Luxsembourg 1952 Netherland 1952 France 1952 Germany 1952 Irland 1973 Denmark 1973 UK 1973 Greece 1981 Spain 1986 Portugal 1986 Austria 1995 Sweden 1995 Finland 1995 Estonia 2004 Cypros 2004 Latvia 2004 Lithuania 2004 Malta 2004 Poland 2004 Slovakia 2004 Slovenia 2004 Czech 2004 Hungary 2004 Bulgaria 2007 Rumenia 200707.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 6
  7. 7. Economic situation in Estonia, short overview of business and industrystructure • Estonia 2011 years state budget revenue and expenditure were 5.9 and 6.2 billion euros • the main source of state income is revenue of various taxes • foreign direct investment has been placed mainly in the financial and insurance, manufacturing, real estate and wholesale and retail trade in 2011 (about half of investments has been made by Sweden and Finland)07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 7
  8. 8. Investments • Foreign direct investment Estonias direct investment • Sweden 28,7% (banking, 2,3% (metal, wood, machinery, mineral products) Ericsson, ABB), >1500 Swedish owned company • Finland 23,8% 8,1% • Netherland 10.4% 20,9% Lithuania (ship building, casino, construction, banking) • Russia 4,1% 19,4% Latvia (wholesale and retail trade, research, real estate) 17,3 Cyprus (transport, storage) 7,7% Russia07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 8
  9. 9. Public debt levels in the European Union, 2010 Greece Italy Belgium Portugal Ireland Germany France Hungary EL-27 UK Austria Malta Netherland Cypros Spain Poland Finland Latvia Denmark Slovakia Sweden Slovenia Czech Lithuania Rumenia Luxembourg Bulgaria Estonia07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 9
  10. 10. Swedish investment in Estonia• Sweden 28,7% – Banking – Ericsson – ABB – >1500 Swedish owned (shareholders) company • Telecom • Kunda Nordic Cement • ARCO Vara • IF Eesti Kindlustus • RIMI Eesti Food • NORMA • Põltsamaa FELIX07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 10
  11. 11. IP statistics, local statistics07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 11
  12. 12. IP statistics, local statistics07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 12
  13. 13. IP statistics, local statistics07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 13
  14. 14. Examples of Estonian Companies07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 14
  15. 15. Examples of EstonianCompanies07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 15
  16. 16. IP statistics, local statistics Valid EE Valid EP patents patents 1276 549507.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 16
  17. 17. IP statistics, local statistics• Process/examination statistics, EE applicant – Last 10 years is filed 433 patent applications • 106 are valid at the moment • average validity period 6,8 years • 17 are valid more than 10 years • 29 are valid more than 7 years • examination time from publication to grant is between 4 to 92 months – average 27 months • at the moment 99 applications are pending – oldest more than 10 years in processing • 228 are withdrawn NB! There are 10 examiners in patent department Source Estonian Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Centre, 201307.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 17
  18. 18. IP statistics, local statistics Valid patents, 1276 Source EPA, 201307.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 18
  19. 19. IP statistics, local statistics Valid EP patents, 5495 Source EPA, 201307.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 19
  20. 20. IP statistics, local statistics Nordic and Baltic applicants Valid patents, 528 Source EPA, 201307.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 20
  21. 21. IP statistics, local statistics Nordic and Baltic patentees Valid EP patents, 588 Source EPA, 201307.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 21
  22. 22. IP of Swedish companies in Estonia • AstraZeneca AB - pharmaceutical • Telia AB - telecommunication • Assa AB - locks • Ortic AB – mashinery, roll forming • Sandvik AB – tooling, material technology • Active Biotec – immune system • Saint-Gobain (Isover) – materials, packaging • Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget) - telecommunication • AGA07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 22
  23. 23. Future perspectives of IP • Codification of IP laws, short overview – Draft and explanatory note ready for interested parties – Definitions – Inventor/author – Joint inventors – Trade secret – Confidential information – Licensing – Examination07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 23
  24. 24. European a European Patent with Unitary Effect Belgia, Saksamaa Prantsusmaa, Luksemburg, Madalmaad Ühendkuningriik Rootsi, Itaalia Austria, Kreeka Hispaania, Taani Portugal, Iirimaa Soome, Küpros Bulgaaria, Tsehhi Vabariik Eesti, Slovakkia Sloveenia, Ungari Rumeenia, Poola Leedu, Läti Malta07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 24
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  26. 26. Thank you ! • Margus Sarap • European Patent and Trademark Attorney Sarap and Partners Patent Agency Kompanii 1C, Tartu , Estonia www.patent.ee margus.sarap@patent.ee skype bodsusms07.03.2013 © 2013, Margus Sarap 26
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