| || ||Translation of the classes and subclasses of the sections of the International Patent Classification (IPC) into Estonian continued. We consider it important to enrich and update the Estonian technical language. Section D and C were made print-ready and published in one edition. So translation of the IPC into Estonian, which had started with the publishing of the Methodological Guidelines in 2006, was completed. A voluminous and complicated job has been done, which is a milestone in the development of the Estonian technical language. Translation of the IPC is available on the Internet at the address http://wipo.int/classifications/ipc/ipc8/.
The IPC has been translated not only into the official languages of the WIPO (English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Arab and Russian), but also into Czech, Dutch, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Polish and Portugese, and now into Estonian as well.
Introduction of the full set of the IPC in Estonian was published in the magazine "Inseneeria" and it was introducd also on the Entrepreneurship Day in Jõhvi.
The following in the series of methodological guidelines have been published:
• Jaak Ostrat. Patent Rights Enforcement. Methodological Guide." 2nd revised edition. Tallinn, 2005;
• International Patent Classification. 8th edition. Methodological Guidelines. Tallinn, 2006;
• Raul Kartus, Jaak Ostrat."Invention and Patent Claim. Methodological guidelines." 2nd revised edition. Tallinn, 2006;
• International Patent Classification. Section A. (Human Necessities). Tallinn 2007;
• International Patent Classification. Section H. (Electricity). Tallinn 2007;
• International Patent Classification. Section G. (Physics). Tallinn 2007;
• Compendium of Legal Acts EPC 2000, Tallinn 2007;
• International Patent Classification. Section B. Performing Operations; Transporting. Tallinn, 2008;
• International Patent Classification. Section E. Fixed Constructions.
Section F. Mechanical Engineering; Lighting; Heating; Weapons; Blasting. Tallinn, 2008.