Postal strike is over – we are clearing the backlog of notifications and applications

The postal strike that began on 11 November 2019 is over, and we are now receiving an unusually large number of paper notifications and applications. Our processing times for notifications and applications filed on paper will therefore be longer than normal for some time. Our customer service may also be overloaded. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you want us to deal with your Trade Register notification by 31 December, make sure we receive it by Monday 2 December 2019.

File your notification online

We recommend that you use our online filing services whenever possible. Please note that you must always file your trademark application and renew your trademark using our online service.

Go to our online services:

Trade Register’s online service at (in Finnish and in Swedish)

Online service for the Register of Associations (in Finnish and in Swedish)

Online trademark services

Online patent application

Online design registration application (in Finnish and in Swedish)

In urgent cases, bring your paper notification in person to our Customer Service at Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C, Helsinki. Our Customer Service is open Monday–Friday 9.00–16.15.

Further instructions

We have compiled further instructions on our website about how the strike affects:

  • the Trade Register;
  • the Register of Associations;
  • the Trademark Register and the Designs Register;
  • the Patent Register and the Utility Model Register; and
  • LEI codes.

Go to the instructions.

Read more about the strike in the announcements published by the Finnish postal service Posti at

For more information, please contact:

Customer Service
Mon–Fri 9.00–16.15
Tel. +358 29 509 5030

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Latest update 29.11.2019