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Digital Society Committee (transformed in 2019 from the Intellectual Property Rights Committee)

In 2009, AmCham established a Committee for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in order to respond to members’ needs. The main goal of this Committee was to lobby for IPR protection and provide leadership that would bring together interested partners, as well as share information with decision makers and law enforcement.

In 2019, it was decided to transform the existing IPR committee into the Digital Society Committee in order to cover the topics of the critical importance of the grown Amcham network. The aim of the DS committee is to take a bigger picture of the strategy of Estonia as a Digital Society, with long-term benefits in the form of competitiveness, growth, creation of jobs, innovation, and modern society.

The DS Committee is planning to tackle the following topics:

  • Data Protection and e-Privacy (GDPR)
  • Emerging Technologies (AI, 5G, etc.)
  • Cyber Security and Online Safety
  • Technology Transfer & IPR
  • Digital Single Market and the Future of Work
  • E-Commerce

more topics could be added as we will be shaping the new committee

Committee Members:

  1. Pirjo Jha, VAIMO (Committee Chair) 
  2. Miguel Sanchez Miguel, Archibus Hosting Services & Solutions (Vice-Chair)
  3. Mart Mäe, Microsoft (Vice-Chair)
  4. Toomas Danneberg, EBS
  5. Maris Leemets, Philip Morris
  6. Kristiina Maasik, Telia
  7. Kairi Uustulnd, Google
  8. Priidu Rebane, Laus & Partners
  9. Michael Smith, MaailmaValgus MTÜ
  10. Taimi Veedla, U.S. Embassy Tallinn
  11. Daria Sivovol, AmCham Estonia

Some of our past activities and events:

To view the latest position paper by the AmCham IPR Committee please CLICK HERE..

AmCham Annual World IP Day Event 2018. Press release

AmCham IPR Committee Meets with the Economic Committee of Riigikogu

AmCham IPR White Paper 2017_EST

AmCham IPR White Paper 2017_ENG

Celebrating the National IPR Day

Annual Intellectual Property Breakfast Meeting

AmCham IPR Committee Meet with the USPTO Representative, Paolo M.Trevisan

AmCham IP Committee Meets with the Ministry of Justice

Estonia should strive for a long-term strategy on intellectual property

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