License your trademark

You as the trademark owner may grant someone else a licence to use your mark. This means that although you retain the ownership of the mark, another company or person is given the right to use it. The licensor and the licensee should agree with each other on the details concerning the conditions of and the compensation for the use.

The licence may be exclusive or non-exclusive. It may cover the whole registration or be restricted to cover only a part of its goods or services. The licence may also be limited to a geographical area.

Licences should be recorded in the Trademark Register in order to make them public. A non-registered licence will not affect a third party who has obtained the trademark right in good faith.

The application to record a licence can be submitted either by the trademark owner or by the licensee, and it must include the following details and documents:

  • registration number of the trademark
  • name, domicile or registered office, and address of the licensee
  • name, domicile or registered office, address and power of attorney of the representative, if any
  • date of the licence agreement, and its restrictions, if any
  • copy of the licence agreement.

Use our ‘Application concerning a registered trademark’ (available in Finnish and in Swedish) to submit the changes. Remember to enclose a power of attorney, if needed. Go to the page with the application form and powers of attorney.

We charge a fee for changing the register details. See the fee on our price list and payment instructions.

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Latest update 30.12.2016