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What is a trademark?

A trademark is a sign that distinguishes the goods and services produced by a company from similar goods and services of other companies. A trademark functions as a kind of distinctive symbol on the market. Read more about trademarks.

The new Finnish Trademarks Act entered into force on 1 May 2019. Read more about the most important changes.

Apply to register your trademark online

Apply to register your trademark using our online service – a quick and easy way to file your application. The service will also give you a confirmation that we have received your application. Go to the online service.

Before you apply, go through the requirements for registration and search our databases to check that there are no earlier marks or company names which might prevent your registration being accepted.
Read more about requirements for registration.

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Other possibilities to protect your rights

A design right protects the appearance of a product or a part of a product.

A patent gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially.

A utility model, like a patent, gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially. It is intended to protect simple device and product inventions.

Current affairs

20 million euro grant scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises to access their intellectual property rights

A 20 million euro grant scheme Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund for small and medium-sized enterprises has kicked off. The system provides financial support based on reimbursements and guidance for e.g. drafting national trademark and design applications and EU trademark and Community design applications.