Team

Kalev Käosaar

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tallinn

Kalev Käosaar

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 6 379 484

E-mail:

Office: Tallinn

Areas: Legal services, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyright

Work experience:

Patendibüroo  KÄOSAAR since 1999

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2004

European trademark and design attorney since 2004

Kalev Käosaar is KÄOSAAR’s partner and executive manager of the Tallinn office. Kalev’s main areas are trademark registration and legal protection, including anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy representation before the Estonian Tax and Customs Board and the Police. In 2004 Kalev did an internship at a patent agency in Denmark and in 2006 an in-service training at a US patent agency. Kalev has vast experience with international trademark registration. He has been recognized as an expert in trademark law by a number of legal directories, such as World Trademark Review and Best Lawyers.

Education:

University of Tartu, MA in Law, to be obtained

University of Tartu, BA in Law 2007

Audentes Business School, BA in Business Administration 2001

 

 

 

 

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

Chamber of Patent Attorneys

FICPI (International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys)

AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

Anneli Kapp

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tartu

Anneli Kapp

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Legal services, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyright, patents and utility models

Work experience:

Patendibüroo  KÄOSAAR since 2002

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2010

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2011

European trademark and design attorney since 2011

Anneli Kapp is KÄOSAAR’s partner and executive manager of the Tartu office. Also one of our most universal team members with work experience in all services that our office has to offer. Anneli is mainly specialised in advising clients in matters relating to disputes and contracts, trademark portfolio management, as well as industrial design registration and legal protection. Anneli has also been present with most KÄOSAAR’s patent disputes, and another one of her responsibilities is supplementary legal protection of patents. Moreover, Anneli handles trademark, design and utility model renewals. Anneli holds lectures on IP protection at Art College Pallas (since 2011) and is a contributor to the World Trademark Law Report online version.

Education:

University of Tartu, MA in Law 2015

University of Tartu, BA in Law 2010

Tallinn School of Economics, Law with specialisation in Customs 2000

Languages:

Estonian, English

Membership:

Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Association of Estonian Lawyers

INTA (International Trademark Association)

Industrial Property Board of Appeal, additional member

Aivo Arula

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tartu

Aivo Arula

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Patents and utility models, trademarks, designs, domain names

Work experience:

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR since 1993

Special Construction Bureau of the Estonian Academy of Science, Tartu branch, 1986 – 1992

 

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2000

European trademark and design attorney since 2004

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2015

Aivo Arula is partner at KÄOSAAR, with more than 20 years of experience in the IP law field. Aivo is specialised in trademark searches. Over the years he has conducted more than 7000 searches and thus his expert advice has made an important contribution to the selection process of many of today’s well-known trademarks. Aivo has been recommended as one of Estonia’s leading trademark specialists by the World Trademark Review. Aivo’s technical education and years of experience as an engineer also make him a valued expert in the area of industrial designs, patents and utility models.

Education:

Tallinn University of Technology, mechanical engineer, Precision Mechanics Apparatus, 1986

The Swedish Patent Office, in-service training, 1998

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

Chamber of Patent Attorneys

INTA (International Trademark Association)

Indrek Eelmets

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tallinn

Indrek Eelmets

European Trademark and Design Attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 6 379 484

E-mail:

Office: Tallinn

Areas: Legal services, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyright

Work experience:

Patendibüroo  KÄOSAAR since December 2014

Law firm Sorainen 2007 – 2014

Patent agency Lasvet 2000 – 2007

 

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2004

European trademark and design attorney since 2004

Indrek Eelmets has been practising IP law since 2000. Indrek is a valued expert, assisting clients in registration and enforcement matters, contracts, negotiations and dispute resolution.  As one of the strongest trademark attorneys in Estonia he has represented a trademark owner in a landmark case where for the first time in Estonia the court ordered the infringer to pay all of its gross profits to the trademark owner.  Additionally, Indrek has extensive knowledge in domain disputes.  He is a panelist  with the .ee Domain Disputes Committee, which is an alternative domain dispute resolution body, and he has considerably contributed to drafting the .ee Domain Disputes Committee Rules.  Indrek  has been also involved with drafting the Trade Marks Act.  He is one of the few trademark attorneys in Estonia to have an extensive experience with one of Estonia’s top-tier law firms. Indrek has lectured in numerous trainings and seminars and written for several IP publications. Several legal directories, such as Chambers Europe, World Trademark Review and Best Lawyers, recognise Indrek as a top IP law expert in Estonia.

Education:

University of  Tartu, BA in Law (officially equivalent to MA) 2001

Languages:

Estonian and English. Understands Finnish and Russian

Membership:

Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Estonian Internet Foundation, Internet Users Advisory Board

EE Domain Disputes Committee

Kristiina Aasna

Patent attorney, Partner

Tartu

Kristiina Aasna

Patent attorney, Partner

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office:Tartu

Areas: Patents and utility models

Work experience:

Patendibüroo  KÄOSAAR since 2008

Estonian patent attorney (patents, utility models) since 2015

Kristiina Aasna is our partner and patent attorney specializing in the legal protection of software-related patents. Also, Kristiina’s areas of expertise are electronic and mechanical inventions, patent searches, novelty examinations, and equivalent patent searches. Kristiina advises and assists clients in protecting and defending their innovations worldwide. Among other things, Kristiina is responsible for patent renewals and patent transfers.

Education:

University of Tartu, MA in Information and Knowledge Management 2017

University of Tartu, BA in Educational Science 2008

Languages:

Estonian, English

Membership:

Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Kärt Kuuseväli

Chief accountant, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Tartu

Kärt Kuuseväli

Chief accountant, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Work experience:

Patendibüroo  KÄOSAAR since 2006

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2017

Kärt Kuuseväli manages our accounting, HR and finances. During her studies, Kärt won the 2007 / 2008 Swedbank’ Economics scholarship; in 2012 her Master’s thesis won the third place in the Estonian Taxpayers Association’s competition of economics programmes MA papers.

Education:

University of Tartu, MA in Economics 2012

University of Tartu, BA in Economics (cum laude) 2008

Languages:

Estonian, English

Membership:

Chamber of Patent Attorneys

Adrien Renaudo

Euroopa patendivolinik

Tartu

Adrien Renaudo

Euroopa patendivolinik

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office:Tartu

Areas: Patent ja kasulik mudel

Work experience:

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR alates 2018

Becker & Associés Practice, Pariis (patendivolinik, partner): 2014-2017

Médisup (ülikool, meditsiiniõpe; projektijuht), Pariis: 2009-2013

Robert Debré haigla (teadur), Pariis, 2008-2009

Euroopa patendivolinik alates 2018

Adrien Renaudo on Euroopa patendivolinik, kes on spetsialiseerunud keemia, meditsiini ning biotehnoloogia valdkonna Euroopa patenditaotluste ja rahvusvaheliste patenditaotluste õiguskaitsele. Enne Patendibürooga KÄOSAAR liitumist töötas Adrien 3 aastat ühes Prantsusmaa juhtivas patendibüroos Becker & Associés. Adrien nõustab ja abistab kliente nende leiutiste kaitsmisel üle kogu maailma. Ta viib läbi patentsuse ja tegevusvabaduse uuringuid, hindamaks leiutiste potentsiaali. Ta on ka väga kogenud Euroopa ja rahvusvaheliste patenditaotluste koostamises ning nende menetlemises.

Martin Jõgi

European Trademark and Design Attorney

Tallinn

Martin Jõgi

European Trademark and Design Attorney

Tel: +372 6 379 484

E-mail:

Office:Tallinn

Areas: Legal services, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyright

Work experience:

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR since February 2018

Estonian Ministry of Justice 2017-2018

Trademark and Patent Agency Lasvet 2008-2016

Estonian trademark attorney (trademarks, designs) since 2012

European trademark and design attorney since 2012

Martin has been practicing intellectual property law since 2008. He is an expert in the field of trademarks, domain names; advertising, unfair competition and consumer protection issues and industrial designs.

Martin assists clients in IP protection issues, disputes, negotiations, and agreements. He also represents clients before courts, the Estonian Patent Office, the Industrial Property Board of Appeal, EUIPO, Tax and Customs Board in counterfeit cases and in domain dispute cases before Estonian Internet Foundation and Czech Arbitration Court

Before joining KÄOSAAR, Martin worked for the Ministry of Justice as IP advisor. He was responsible for representing the 28 European Union member states during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of EU. This included representing the EU in WIPO committees, taking part of managing expert working groups in Brussels and legislative processes in Tallinn and Alicante.

Education:

University of Tartu, MA in Law, to be obtained

University of Tartu, BA in Law 2010

Languages:

Fluent in Estonian and English. Understands Finnish, Russian and German

Membership:

Estonian Lawyers Union

Hobbies:

Motorsport, endurance running, football

ANNIKI MEISTER

Patent attorney

Tartu

ANNIKI MEISTER

Patent attorney

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office:Tartu

Areas: Patents and utility models

Work experience:

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR since 2017

KOPPEL Patendibüroo OÜ 2004-2017

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR 1998-2004

Estonian Patent Office 1995-1998

Estonian Patent Attorney (patents, utility models) since 2004

Anniki is Patent Attorney at the patent agency KÄOSAAR, mainly specializing in the legal protection of chemical, medical and biotechnological inventions. Anniki’s main area of work is the enforcement of European patents.

Education:

University of Tartu, Faculty of Physics and Chemistry, specialty of chemistry (officially equivalent to the Master’s level degree) 1983

CEIPI/EPI Basic Training in European Patent Law, 2015

EPO/EPI, Internship Module 1, 2013

Languages:

Estonian, English, German, Russian, Finnish

Membership:

Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys

Madis Paluoja

Counsel for Commercial Law

Tartu

Madis Paluoja

Counsel for Commercial Law

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Areas: Legal Services

Work experience:

Patendibüroo  KÄOSAAR since 2012

Counsel for Commercial Law since 2004

Trustee in Bankruptcy 1999 – 2003

Madis Paluoja is our company’s counsel in the field of commercial law. His main duties are the legal protection of business names and legal advice in matters of company law from the formation to the liquidation of a company. Among other things, Madis assists our clients with foundation and liquidation of companies, the sale and acquisition of shares and reorganisations of companies. In addition, Madis has vast experience with consultations in matters related to company management, such as commercial register entries, general meetings and share capital changes; assistance in settling disputes and drafting shareholder contracts.

Education:

University of Tartu, Faculty of Law 2001 – 2006

University of Tartu, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Membership:

TriSmile triathlon club

Sirje Küünal

Assistant

Tartu

Sirje Küünal

Assistant

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Work experience:

Patendibüroo  KÄOSAAR since 2007

 

Sirje Küünal assists KÄOSAAR’s patent, trademark attorneys and lawyers in their daily work. In addition, Sirje is in charge of our archives.

Education:

University of Tartu, English Language and Literature 1978

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

Viktoria Adler

Assistant

Tallinn

Viktoria Adler

Assistant

Tel: +372 6 379 484

E-mail:

Office:Tallinn

Work experience:

IP Law Firm KÄOSAAR since 2015

AS DNB Pank – Secretary 2007-2012

Pindi Kinnisvara AS – Secretary 2006-2007

Viktoria Adler is assistant at KÄOSAAR, whose duties include managing the documentation and ensuring the smooth organisation of daily office work.

Education:

Lääne-Viru College, Accountancy 2000

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian

MARI-ANNE LIBLIK

Assistant

Tartu

MARI-ANNE LIBLIK

Assistant

Tel: 372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office:Tartu

Work experience:

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR since 2016

Luisa Translation Agency, junior translator 2009-2016

Mari-Anne Liblik assists KÄOSAAR’s patent, trademark attorneys and lawyers in their daily work. In addition, Mari-Anne’s responsibilities include organizing office administration and ensuring the smooth running of daily office work.

Education:

University of Tartu,  MA in archaeology 2017

University College London, exchange student, 2014/2015

University of Tartu, BA in Classical Philology, 2013

Languages:

Estonian, English

Membership:

Corp! Indla

Geidi Maidla

Assistant

Tartu

Geidi Maidla

Assistant

Tel: 372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office:Tartu

Work experience:

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR since 2021

Geidi Maidla is assistant at KÄOSAAR, whose duties include managing the documentation and ensuring the smooth organization of daily office work. In addition, Geidi assists KÄOSAAR’s patent and trademark attorneys in their daily work.

 

 

 

Education:

University of Tartu, BA in Information Management, to be obtained

Languages:

Estonian, english

Peeter Konks

IT manager

Tartu

Peeter Konks

IT manager

Tel: +372 7 383 051

E-mail:

Office: Tartu

Work experience:

Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR since 1993

Special Construction Bureau of the Estonian Academy of Science, Tartu branch, mechanical engineer, computer engineer and programmer, 1980 – 1993

 

Peeter Konks takes care of our company’s IT requirements and developing IP management software.

Education:

Tallinn University of Technology, Control Engineering 1978

Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian