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Elise Vasamäe


Practice areas

Copyright and Neighbouring Rights, Industrial Property Law, Law of Obligations, Labour Law, Corporate Law, Litigation, Competition Law, European Union Law


Estonian, English, German, Finnish

Professional career

Since 2010 Partner, Aavik & Partners Law Office
2010 Attorney at Law, Aavik & Partners Law Office
2008 – 2010 Advocate, Aavik & Partners Law Office
2007 – 2008 Lawyer, Aavik & Partners Law Office
2002 – 2007 Managing Director, the Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers
2001 Internship, Law Office Heta


2014 Univercity of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
2006 University of Tartu, Institute of Law (mag. iur.)
2004 International Multiregional Programme “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” in the United States of America
2002 University of Tartu, Institute of Law (B.A.)

Professional activity

Since 2020  Member of the Board of Directors at World Link for Law
Since 2007 Correspondent of the Kluwer Law International for reporting Estonian copyright case law

Honors and titles

Attorney of Year 2016
Cross of Merit of Tallinn Fire Fighting Society, 2016


2014 What is sustainble management of copyright and related rights? Juridica No. 3, 2014
2012 The extent of the representation right of the collecting societies, Juridica No. 7, 2012
2011 A Collective Licensing Scheme for Lending of Phonograms from Digital Libraries, Juridica International, 2011
2010 Joint author of the Article „Trade Secrets in the Intellectual Property Strategies of Entrepreneurs: The Estonian Experience“, Review of Central and East European Law, Vol 35, 2010
2010 Contribution to “European Copyright Law: A Commentary”, M.Walter and Silke von Lewinski (editors), Oxford University Press, 2010
2006 Right of Reproduction for a Producer of Phonograms, and the Impact of the Information Society Thereon, Juridica No. 10, 2006
2005 Amendments to the Estonian Copyright Act Concerning the Rights of the Phonogram Producers and Performers, Intellektuaalse Omandi Infokiri No. 2, 2005


Committee of Intellectual Property and IT law of the Estonian Bar Association(since 2017)
Estonian Bar Association (admitted 2008)
Working group established by the Estonian Ministry of Justice, handling the issues of codifying Estonian intellectual property law (2012-2014)