Do I need a representative?

When applying for a trademark, it is not compulsory to appoint a representative if your domicile or registered office is in Finland.

If you have neither domicile nor a registered office in Finland, you must appoint a representative residing in the European Economic Area. The representative is obliged to represent you in all matters concerning the trademark.

Any natural person or legal person can act as a representative. You may want to appoint an agent specialised in trademarks. If you have a representative, you must give their name, domicile or registered office and address in your application. Remember to enclose a power of attorney.

The industrial property attorney board maintains a register of authorised trademark attorneys. The register includes those trademark attorneys who have passed an examination assessing their professional skills. Authorised attorneys act under regular supervision. Read more about the register of attorneys in Finnish or in Swedish.

Go to the page with our forms and powers of attorney.

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Latest update 04.05.2017