Submit applications or notifications

Below is information about how to file applications and notifications.

    Start-up Notifications: businesses

    You start a business by filling in forms jointly provided by our office and the Finnish Tax Administration. Please note that the forms have to be submitted in Finnish or in Swedish.

    Make sure you read the instructions before submitting your notification:

    In most cases, the notifications are subject to a fee. Go to the price list.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

    Basic Notices: associations

    Registering online is cheaper than filling in paper forms. You also pay the handling fee online within the same system.

    Read the instructions before using the online service.

    Hobby associations may use our online establishment package. By using the package you obtain registration within two weeks from filing. Go to the online service.

    Please note that the Basic Notice must be submitted on forms in Finnish or in Swedish if it is not possible for the executive committee chairperson of the association to sign the notice using his or her online banking codes. Go to the forms in Finnish or in Swedish.

    We give free advice on the application of the Finnish Associations Act and on our registration practice. Otherwise the notices and information service products are in most cases subject to a fee. Go to the price list.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

    Patent applications and utility model applications

    Draft your patent or utility model application with care, as you cannot add anything to it after the filing date. You may change the claims during the processing of the application but the required information must be found in the application, either in the original claims or in the description.

    Read more about applying for a patent in Finland.

    Read more about registering utility models in Finland.

    You may file patent and utility model applications online by using the eOLF software (Epoline Online Filing). The filing date will be the day when the documents arrive at our office, which includes weekends and holidays. Go to online services.

    Go to patents price list or utility models price list.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

    Trademark applications

    Read our instructions before applying for a trademark.

    Go through our conditions of registration and search our databases to check whether there are any earlier marks or company names registered which may prevent your registration being accepted.

    Please note that the application fees must be paid for the application to become pending. Go to the price list.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

    Design applications

    It is easy to apply for a design as the key material in the application consists of photos or drawings of the product. Read more about how to fill in the application or go to the forms .

    Please note that the application fees must be paid for the application to become pending. Go to the price list. Also take a look at our DesignsNet database.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

    Permission to establish a foundation and notifying the register

    The process used to establish a foundation includes two stages. First, you apply for a permission to establish a foundation from our office. Then, after getting permission, you notify the Register of Foundations of the establishment. Read more.

    Foundations must also submit their annual report to us within six months from the end of their financial period.

    The applications, notifications, and information service products are subject to a fee. Information service products and decisions on registration are invoiced in arrears. Go to the price list.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

    Applications for an enterprise mortgage

    An enterprise mortgage (also called business mortgage or floating charge) may be applied for on the property of a company recorded in the Trade Register. A business operator or a creditor may apply for an enterprise mortgage. Read more about how to apply.

    The applications and notifications are subject to a fee. Go to the price list or the application forms.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

    Notifications of Establishment: religious communities

    Read how to establish a religious community before you download the forms in Finnish or in Swedish to your computer.

    For further details, please contact our customer service.

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    Latest update 28.09.2015