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Roschier

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Market-leading team advising on all key areas of rights management and protection. Handles patent litigation on behalf of international telecoms or innovator pharmaceutical companies. Advises major international brands on trade mark registrations and on opposition and infringement proceedings brought before Finnish high courts. Scope of expertise extends to advising on IP strategies and anti-counterfeiting measures. Regularly advises clients on global trade mark and patent portfolio management. Other areas of focus include employee invention compensation matters and domain name disputes.

Strengths

A client notes that the firm offers "a great international network of professionals able to help in all situations," also lauding the team for bringing "excellent results."

"It's always comforting when a matter is in their hands," another interviewee points out, further praising the lawyers' "thorough knowledge."

One more respondent praises the team's client-centric approach, saying: "You feel like a VIP every day."

Work highlights

Acted for Gilead Sciences on five infringement and invalidation actions brought against generic pharmaceutical companies.

Notable practitioners

Recognised as an "extremely talented" practitioner, Johanna Flythström assists clients with a broad range of contentious IP matters, including copyright infringement cases, customs seizures and patent litigation. She also supports clients in licensing matters. Flythström is dual-qualified in Finland and the USA.

Johanna Lilja assists with patent disputes, transactional IP issues and anti-counterfeiting strategies. Sources find her to be "very skilled in licensing" matters.

Markku Tuominen is appreciated by clients for his "ability to keep matters simple and to the point, while still maintaining great attention to detail." He acts on trade mark infringement cases, also assisting with anti-counterfeiting strategies and global copyright portfolio management matters.

Being a particularly popular choice for pharmaceutical companies, Mikael Segercrantz has a broad practice that covers anti-counterfeiting strategies, as well as patent infringement and invalidation proceedings. One interviewee notes his all-round knowledge of IP issues, describing him as "very talented."

A source recognises Mikko Manner for his experience in the technology sector and goes on to describe him as a "respected and talented lawyer." He handles patent and copyright litigations with experience in disputes pertaining to employee inventions. He also advises on licensing matters.

Hailed as "the best patent litigator in Finland," Rainer Hilli maintains a dominant presence in the Finnish IP market. He acts for media and pharmaceutical companies on patent invalidation and infringement proceedings, also advising on the creation of global IPR strategies. Clients see him as "laid back and fun to work with."

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Overview

Roschier’s IP team represents clients in a wide variety of intellectual property assignments, including:
•    IP identification and acquisition strategies
•    Employee, contractor and other workforce IP-related policies and disputes
•    Anti-counterfeiting and parallel import-related strategies and enforcement
•    Patent, design, trademark, copyright and trade secret enforcement and litigation
•    Coordination of multi-jurisdictional IP enforcement and litigation, including at EUIPO and CJEU
•    Trademark and Design Prosecution
•    Licensing, either together with or independent of technology, and both ad hoc and as part of more general licensing programs
•    Ecosystem, open innovation and open source-related intellectual property issues
•    FRAND licensing related issues
•    Intellectual property transactions, either independent of non-IP assets or as part of conventional transactions, such as transfer of business
•    IP audit, IP due diligence and brand valuation
•    IP portfolio reviews
•    Franchising, merchandising, product placement and other similar forms of IP commercialization
•    Marketing and unfair competition-related protection of client’s rights
•    IP strategies, policies, manuals and training across the board

Our practice provides clients with a “one-stop shop” for advice on the entire spectrum of IP issues. 

Members

Korpua, Kaisu

Lilja, Johanna

Manner, Mikko

Östman, Niklas

Uhlbäck, Asta

Intellectual Property

Roschier

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Location

Kasarmikatu 21 A

Helsinki

Uusimaa

Finland

00130

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Finland

Intellectual Property


Johanna Flythström
Up and Coming
Johanna Lilja
Band 3
Markku Tuominen
Band 3
Mikael Segercrantz
Band 2
Mikko Manner
Band 3
Rainer Hilli
Star Individuals