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

Important to specify the list of goods and services for your trademark

If you applied to register your trademark before 1 January 2014, you may have the opportunity to specify the list of goods and services for the mark. It is important to specify the list of goods and services. If you do not do that, the scope of protection for your trademark may be restricted.