Margus Sarap

Margus Sarap

Associated Partner, Estonian Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Community Trademark and Design Attorney


Master's degree in Mechanical Engineer from the Tallinn University of Technology
Studies in the Faculty of Law of Tartu University

Areas of practice

Intellectual property law, inventions (patents, utility models), IP consultations, managing Estonian firm IP abroad


Estonian, English, Russian

Margus Sarap has practiced in the field of intellectual property since 1990 when he started his career in Tartu Special Design Office of Estonian Academy of Sciences as constructor/designer. In 2000 he became Estonian Patent Attorney, in 2002 European Patent attorney when he was incorporated in the list of the professional representatives before the European Patent Office. In 2008 Mr. Sarap established his own patent agency Sarap & Partners. He joined METIDA in 2015.

Mr. Sarap has extensive experience in preparing and filing number of utility model and patent applications in Estonia, assisting the applicants in processing of applications. He also has experience of processing national phase of PCT in foreign countries (USA, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, India, Indonesia, China, Jordan, Europe, Eurasia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, Germany etc.). During his career Mr. Sarap has gained vast experience of representing Estonian clients in the court in the utility model revoking cases etc., of contesting the Patent Office decisions in patent application cases and defended EP patent in opposition proceedings before EPO. He has represented foreign clients in patent revoking cases in Estonian court. He is also familiar with patent revoking case in Lithuania.

Being Board Member and Deputy Treasurer Mr. Sarap is an active member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI). For a six years he was a president of Association of the Estonian Patent Attorneys.

Mr. Sarap is the author of a number of articles of the problems of the protection of inventions in Estonia and abroad. He has also taken part and had lectures in the local and international seminars for entrepreneurs.


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