(WIPO code: EE) (last revised October 2019)

by AAA PATENDIBÜROO OÜ, Tallinn

General Information

Area

45,226 sq. km.

Population

1,244,288 (July 2018 estimate).

Capital

Tallinn.

Languages

Estonian (official), English and Russian (both widely used).

Currency

Euro (EUR).

General Remarks

Estonia was a province of imperial Russia before World War I, was independent between World Wars I and II, but was conquered by the USSR in 1940. Estonia declared itself an “occupied territory” and proclaimed itself a free nation in March 1990. During the Soviet coup, Estonia declared immediate full independence on August 20, 1991.

Member of NATO as of April 2, 2004. Member of the European Union as of May 1, 2004.