Oral hearings will be held remotely in opposition proceedings for patents

Due to the coronavirus, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) has decided that oral hearings in patent opposition proceedings will only be held by remote means until further notice.

If an oral hearing is required when processing an opposition, we will organise it according to the usual schedule. We will call all parties involved in the opposition proceedings to the hearing and inform them about the technical details related to the meeting.

Please note that the hearing will be held in Finnish or in Swedish.

Read more about the opposition.

Read more about other effects of the coronavirus on our office and services.


For more information, please contact:

Mr Jorma Lehtonen
Customer Relations Manager
Tel. +358 29 509 5904

Mr Jani Päiväsaari
Head of Division
Tel. +358 29 509 5842

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Latest update 10.11.2020