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Intellectual Property Rights and Data Protection

The Sirel & Partners Law Firm provides comprehensive legal assistance in matters related to the protection of copyright (literary, art and scientific works) and industrial property (inventions, trademarks, designs). The law firm has many cooperation partners among patent attorneys.

Our services include:

  • advising on copyright and drafting copyright contracts
  • drafting licence and franchise agreements
  • registration of industrial property
  • pre-trial representation of clients in intellectual property disputes and representation in courts, the copyright committee and the Industrial Property Board of Appeal
  • intellectual property protection issues in relation to parallel trade in the European Union

We advise clients on a day-to-day basis in the field of personal data protection and data protection. We assist you in all issues, including the following areas:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related matters
  • mapping the situation with regard to the privacy policy, development of necessary amendments, updating and drafting the privacy policy
  • preparing different consent forms
  • data protection impact assessments
  • registration of data processing with state authorities
  • drafting of rules
  • matters related to misuse of personal data
  • advising on defamation of private persons and representing persons in extrajudicial and judicial proceedings

Contact persons

Janno Kuusk

Sworn Attorney / Partner

Sworn attorney Janno Kuusk’s area of expertise lies in the law of obligations, contract law, employment law, securities law, bankruptcy law and aviation law.

Janno prepares and analyzes various legal documents in these fields and represents clients in precontractual negotiations as well as in court.

In his everyday activity, Janno provides consultation to many of Estonia’s major industries and commercial companies on a running basis in issues of commercial law and the law of obligations, including one of Estonia’s largest retailers, Estonia’s largest distiller and one of Estonia’s largest beverage manufacturers and breweries. Janno also services many foreign clients, including one of the world’s largest insurance groups.

Janno is a 2004 graduate of the University of Tartu’s Institute of law and has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2005. Janno became sworn attorney in 2008. Before joining Sirel & Partners, he was employed at one of Estonia’s largest media companies and at Hansapank, specializing in securities.

Janno is proficient in both English and Finnish, and in spoken Russian language.

Jüri Sirel

Sworn Attorney / Managing Partner

Sworn attorney Jüri Sirel advises clients primarily in matters of financial, commercial and bankruptcy law, the law of obligations and administrative law. Jüri possesses extensive experience representing clients on all levels of the judicial system in civil and administrative disputes, arbitral disputes and precontractual and extra-judicial negotiations.

In addition, Jüri also handles legal consultation of companies in hedging various financial risks, establishing and restructuring companies, competition law, real estate transactions, contractual disputes, and preparing notices of appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Jüri has played a role in the work of bankruptcy committees in a number of major bankruptcy cases and has represented creditors and debtors in protection of their interests in all stages of bankruptcy proceedings.

Jüri is a managing partner at Sirel & Partners. He is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Concordia International University’s school of law in the field of international, European Union and comparative law. He has obtained further experience as a lecturer on legal topics and taking part in various in-service training and legal work groups.

Jüri has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2002 and a sworn attorney since 2004. Before the founding of Sirel & Partners, he was employed as a lawyer and an attorney at Law Office Leppik & Partners.

Jüri is the Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association Insolvency Law Committee.

Jüri is proficient in both English and Finnish, and in spoken Russian language.

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