Vasamäe, Elise


Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • What Does Sustainable Implementation of Copyright and Related Rights Look Like? Juridica Abstract, 2014, No. 3, pp. 189-197
  • Scope of the Right of Representation of Organisations of Collective Representation, Juridica Abstract, 2012, No. 7, pp. 529-534
  • Right of Reproduction for a Producer of Phonograms, and the Impact of the Information Society Thereon, Juridica Abstract, 2006, No. 10, pp. 683-691


  • Attorney-at-Law and Partner, Aavik & Partners Law Office

Personal data

  • Born: 12th of June 1980, Tallinn
  • E-mail: elise.vasamae@aaviklaw.ee


  • PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2014
  • Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2007-2014
  • Magister iuris, Institute of Law, University of Tartu, 2006
  • International Multiregional Programme - Protection of Intellectual Property Rights,  USA, 2004
  • B.A., Faculty of Law, Institute of Law, 2002


  • Partner, Aavik & Partners Law Office, 2010-current
  • Attorey-at-Law, Aavik & Partners Law Office, 2008-2010
  • Lawyer, Aavik & Partners Law Office, 2007-2008
  • Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers, Managing Director, 2002-2007    
  • Internship, Heta Law Office, 2001

Main areas of research

  • Intellectual Property Law 

Grants and stipendiums

  • Research work at the Library of the University of Zürich, Internationalisation Programme “DoRa”, Activity 8: Supporting the participation of young researchers in international exchange of knowledge, 2009   
  • International Private Law and Intellectual Property: Theoretical and practical starting points, ETF grant No. 5097, 2003-2005  

Professional activity and membership

  • Estonian Bar Association, 2008-current
  • Correspondent of the Kluwer Law International for reporting Estonian copyright case law, 2007–current
  • National expert, Europeana project developing Public Domain Calculators, 2011
  • Member of the Leading Committee of Phare project: Enforcement of EU Intellectual and Industrial Property Legislation, 2004-2005   
  • Member of the Committee of the Collection and Payment of Remuneration for Private Use of Audiovisual Works and Sound Recordings of Works, 2002-2007   
  • Member of the Copyright Committee, 2002-2007    


  • E. Vasamäe et al. Trade Secrets in the Intellectual Property Strategies of Entrepreneurs: The Estonian Experience, Review of Central and East European Law, 2010, Vol. 35, pp. 315-339.
  • Contribution to “European Copyright Law: A Commentary”, M. Walter and Silke von Lewinski (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 222-223, 359-362, 475-477, 652-653, 799-801, 897-899, 1103-1105, 1334-1335, 1440-1441.
  • Amendments to the Estonian Copyright Act Concerning the Rights of the Phonogram Producers and Performers, Intellektuaalse Omandi Infokiri, 2005, No. 2, pp. 5-6.

Hobbies and community work

  • Literature, Travel and Sport


  • Estonian (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)
  • Finnish (Fluent)
  • Russian (Good)
  • French (Basics)