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Trademark registration in Finland

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Trademark protection in Finland is regulated by the Finnish Trademarks Act

  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Finland as well as other trademark fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Finland.

  • Minimum filing requirements

For obtainment of the date of filing a trademark application in Finland must contain:
- representation of the trademark;
- number of classes of goods/services;
- list of goods and services;
- applicant's details;
- proof of payment of the prescribed fees.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

The POA is not obligatory, but may be requested by the Patent Office. A copy is sufficient.

  • Priority document

The submission of the priority document is not obligatory, but may be requested by the Trademark Office. The translation into Finnish is not required. 

  • Validity term

Trademark registration in Finland shall take effect on the date of filing the application and shall remain in force for ten years from the registration date. It is renewable an unlimited number of times.

  • Opposition period

The Finnish trademark application may be opposed by any interested person within two months from the date of publication of the trademark application.

  • Renewal

Trademark is renewable for ten-year periods. Request for trademark renewal may be submitted within one year before the expiration of the registration or within a grace period of six months after the expiration date.

  • Use requirement

The trademark in Finland may be subject to cancellation if the trademark has not been used within five years from registration or has not been used later for a continuous period of 5 years.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign trademark applicants, it is necessary to perform the trademark prosecution in Finland through an agent, a trademark attorney registered in the European Economic Area.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Finland

Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive and representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging and any combination of the mentioned signs. Furthermore, the following trademark types may be registered: sound marks, as long as they are representable by musical notation, and combinations or shades of colours if they have achieved secondary meaning.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Finnish Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in Finland may also be obtained via registration of a European Union Trademark.

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