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Alina Paas

Intellectual property for creative business


Hello! I am Alina Paas, intellectual property lawyer and advisor, speaker, mentor and equality advocate. 

My mission is to help creative entrepreneurs, designers and inventors to grow their creative business and share their products with the world. I develop intellectual property strategies, draft contracts, and policies for creative industries and help to protect intellectual property online.

I want as many people as possible to know more about sustainable IP practices and strategies and I share my insights on workshops and training.

I believe that your ideas can change the world for the better. I am by your side in this challenge.

  • Work experience in 4 languages in 19 countries;

  • Projects in different industries: industrial and graphic design, architecture, wearable devices, fashion, robotics, media, crafts, illustration, mechanical engineering, software and platforms, gaming;

  • 2 Master Degrees in IP and IT law, cross-disciplinary education in the fields of law, economics and IT;

  • Ex-founder in art and media startups. I can relate to what you feel and what challenges you have.

  • In love with the simplicity, readable human texts, and good design.

  • Do you want to learn more? Contact me for additional information.


Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture 
Conducting IP audit and advising on IP strategy and policy for the organization.

Patent research for NGO "People who live with HIV"
Legal research on patent protection and patent exclusion on pharmaceutical products. The project resulted in a published report and further legislative reform.

Legislative reform on copyright protection online
Research on legislation and economic impact internationally on digital copyright protection online. The project resulted in a legislative draft, adopted as a law of Ukraine.

  • Spin-off Program @University of Tartu Intellectual Property 101

  2021 Tartu, Estonia

  • Startup Wise Guys: Intellectual Property Strategy for Startups

  2019 Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Startup Wise Guys: Intellectual Property Basics for Startups

  2019 Tallinn, Estonia

  • Startup Sauna: IP tips for Startups

  2019 Espoo, Finland

  • Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture: Part of Presentation team

  2018 Tallinn, Estonia

  • 15x4 Tartu: Patents for Startups

   2018 Tartu, Estonia

  • Bridges for Culture Activities: AI and Intellectual property

  2018 Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine


  • KNTSU: Technology transfer: best practices

  2016 Kyiv, Ukraine

  • KNTSU: Biotechnology patenting in the EU and Ukraine

  2015 Kyiv, Ukraine

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