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Intellectual property protection in Finland

Intellectual Property in Finland

1. Finland general info

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden to the West, Norway to the North and Russia to the East, while Estonia lies to the South across the Gulf of Finland.  Politically, it is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in the capital of Helsinki, local governments in 336 municipalities and an autonomous region, the Åland Islands. From the 12th until the start of the 19th century, Finland was a part of Sweden.

International Country Code:  FI

Time zone:  UTC+2

Currency:    Euro (€) (EUR)

See brief information about Patent registration in Finland (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Finland (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Finland

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Finland

See brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Finland

2. IP Legal Base in Finland

Patents Act
Copyright Act
Trademarks Act
Design Protection Act
Utility Model Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Trademark Law Treaty
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Patent Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Finnish Patent and Registration Office
Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C, Helsinki, (FI)
Mailing address: FI-00091 PRH, FINLAND
Phone: +358 29 509 5030
Fax: +358 29 509 5328
Email: registry@prh.fi

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Finland are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Patentia Oy on 16.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Finnish IP Laws