Transfer of trademark and change of owner

You may sell or otherwise transfer your trademark to another owner. The change in trademark ownership must be recorded in the Trademark Register. Use our application form (available in Finnish and in Swedish) to record the transfer.

The assignment application must contain the following details (‘assignment’ is the legal term for a transfer of ownership):

  • application or registration number of the trademark
  • name, domicile or registered office, and address of the assignee
  • name, domicile or registered office, and address of the representative, if any
  • list of the goods and services included in the assignment, if there are some that are not included (partial assignment)
  • copy of a signed document providing proof of the transfer, for example a copy of a contract of sale or of a separate assignment document

If the transfer is requested by someone other than the assignee, you must also submit a document providing proof of the assignee’s consent.

Note that if the new owner of the registration has neither domicile nor a registered office in Finland, they must appoint a representative. The representative must be given an authorisation to act on behalf of the owner in all matters concerning the trademark. Attach the power of attorney to your assignment application.

Fees and payment instructions

We charge a register entry fee for recording the transfer of a registered trademark. Note that if you are paying for the assignment application from abroad, you must also pay any handling fees charged by your bank.

Use our ‘Application concerning a registered trademark’ (available in Finnish and in Swedish) to submit the changes. Go to the page with the application form.

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