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Some time ago the Supreme Court of Estonia issued Decision No 3-2-1-167-14 in a cancellation action involving the substantial question of determination of an interested party. This decision expanded the rights of the trademark owners. However, even though the decision provides some insight on which interested parties may file a cancellation action based on non-use of a trademark, the term “an interested party” still remains vague in Estonia.

Leadell Pilv has represented Urmas Nisuma, one of the owners of the Hotel Parnu, in a dispute with business partner Ado Sepa and OU Linden Hotell, which Sepa controls involving allegations that Sepa and his company had taken over effective control of Hotel Parnu from Nisuma and lefyt him out of both the profits and day-to-day business of the hotel.

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