"Estonian IP practice is characterised by gradual changes rather than dramatic shifts: the rate of national filings continues to decline, partly due to the growing popularity of EU trademarks, which places additional strains on local practitioners. Currently, the country’s IP systems are also being tweaked in accordance with the EU Trademark Directive. However, there is renewed stability in Estonia’s legal market, following a series of reconfigurations that followed the break up of Tark Grunte Sutkiene in 2016. One notable exception to this is the recent acquisition by PricewaterhouseCooper of Glimstedt’s leading IP professionals. The world-famous professional services outfit enters a market otherwise dominated by specialist patent bureaus and locally rooted general service law practices.
Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ
PwC Legal has made a splash in Estonian trademark circles with its recent acquisition of Glimstedt’s illustrious IP team. Now embedded in one of the world’s leading professional services firms, the ensemble – which has long been sought-after for transactions and dispute resolution – draws on impressive legal and commercial resources, dispersed throughout a truly global network. Helming the group is well-rounded business lawyer Priit Lätt, who is “extremely hardworking and a very accomplished litigator”."
PwC Legal Estonia
Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ, PwC Estonia
Tel: +372 6141 858