The City of Tallinn sent the Center Party a letter stating that the Raepress, Pealinn and Stolitsa trademarks in their possession be transferred to the city, to which the party's leadership agreed.
Center Party Secretary General Jaak Aab said that the party registered these trademarks over ten years ago, as then-Mayor Tõnis Palts abandoned their use.
"The Center Party did not wish to see these trademarks disappear as a result of a political decision and registered them to its name," he explained. "When the Center Party rose to power in Tallinn in 2005, the party granted free use of them to the city for a period of one year, with automatic renewal."
Aab added that as the city was not charged for their use and the agreements in place worked, returning the trademarks to the city was not actively addressed.
"Now that Tallinn wants the trademarks for itself, we are of course giving them to the city for free," he confirmed.
Editor: Aili Vahtla