Practical aspects for foreign VCs investing in Estonia

Article by Valter Võhma, attorney-at-law at TRINITI Estonia specialised in advising the start-up sector and fundraising transactions. TRINITI is a pan-Baltic law firm that helps entrepreneurs to change the world. The land of unicorns Estonia is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea neighbouring Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Russia. With the population of approximately Read more

On the possibility of electronic signing in Estonia

Almost everyone in Estonia gives digital signatures on daily basis, for example when making payment orders in an internet bank, even though Estonian laws haven’t provided the definition of a digital signature for five years already. In Estonia, we are so used to having a strong digital signature that we are reluctant to recognise any Read more

Can An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Be An Inventor?

At the end of July, the patent world was shaken by two news: patents officially attributed to artificial intelligence (AI), called Dabus, were issued in South Africa and Australia. This comes after the European Patent Office (EPO) back in 2019 that AI could not be the author of an invention because it required legal personality. Read more

Estonian Government Puts Brakes on Road Construction PPP

In 2019, the coalition government of the Estonian Centre Party, the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia, and Isamaa began active preparations for the implementation of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) cooperation model in the reconstruction of Estonian main highways into four-lane (2+2) highways. According to the ambitious plans, the construction of the Libatse-Nurme road section Read more

Management of conflicts of interest in Lithuanian public limited liability companies

With the globalization of the business environment and the growth of public limited liability companies, and the business world still being dependent on business and other interpersonal relationships, official and other relationships and interests of successful corporate bodies (directors, board, supervisory board members and chairmen, etc.) become more and more broad and various. Along with Read more

Can you copyright Christmas?

When “Jingle Bells” is first heard in the mall, we know – it’s only about two months till Christmas. And those two months are full of Christmas music: it is played on TV commercials, an e-card that you just received and even the colleague’s phone has a “Last Christmas” tone. There is so much Christmas Read more

Why isn’t every trademark legally protected?

The Supreme Court of Lithuania recently examined the case of Ebro Foods S.A. against Eko Herba, UAB, and confirmed the old truth: a good trademark from a marketing point of view will not necessarily be a good trademark from a legal point of view. The dispute arose as to whether a tea trademark consisting of Read more

Rail Baltica progressing well in Estonia

TRINITI was among the companies who established the Rail Baltica Business Network in Estonia (RBBN) already back in 2015. At its annual meeting the members of the business club heard presentations on the progress of the Rail Baltica (RB) project in Estonia. Read more