New online trademark services from 2 May 2019

Due to the new Finnish Trademarks Act, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has introduced two new online services in Finnish and in Swedish.

The new services make the processing of applications at the PRH faster than before, since the details and documents are transferred from the services directly to those who are in charge of the processing. Filing details and documents via an online service also provides better delivery reliability and data security. In addition, you will get a receipt of submission immediately after submitting a document. The online services allow you to submit large attachments, as the size of a single file can be up to 15 MB. You can also attach several files.

At the same time, we also introduced eIDAS identification for foreigners in our online trademark services.

Application about a registered trademark

You can use this service to:
  • apply to change the details of a registered trademark, for example the owner’s details;
  • file a notification about specifying the list of goods and services;
  • file an opposition; or
  • apply for administrative revocation or invalidation.

Respond to an office action, complete an application or opposition

You can use this service to submit documents for different types of pending applications and oppositions. For example, you can:
  • complete an application or opposition;
  • respond to an office action or file a statement;
  • apply for a deadline extension; or
  • withdraw an application or opposition.
Go to the online service for filing an application about a registered trademark in Finnish or in Swedish.

Go to the online service for responding to an office action or completing an application or opposition in Finnish or in Swedish .

To use the online services, you must first identify yourself via the service, using your personal internet banking codes or a mobile certificate.

New identification means: eIDAS for foreigners

From 2 May 2019, our online trademark services also allow eIDAS identification for foreigners who have no Finnish internet banking codes or a mobile certificate. At the initial stage, only German identification means can be used for identification in Finnish online services. Read more about different ways of identifying yourself on the website of the Finnish Population Register Centre.

For more information, please contact:

Mr Turkka Vaahtolammi
Senior Legal Officer
Tel. +358 29 509 5586
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Latest update 09.05.2019