Provided by Sakari Salonen
I am the head of our leading Intellectual Property service. I have over ten years' domestic and international experience in protecting, commercialising, and enforcing intellectual property rights. This includes having a successful track record in resolving complex patent, trademark, design, copyright, advertising, licensing, and franchise disputes for household name clients in virtually every major industry. My practice covers unfair competition, consumer and marketing law, anti-counterfeiting, employee inventions, trade secrets and commercial IP agreements, such as licensing, franchising and distribution. I advise clients on IP strategies and trademark prosecution.
I'm an active lecturer in my field. I have published several articles on intellectual property and marketing law in legal journals and our own CastrenBlog. Legal directories, such as Chambers Europe and Global, the Legal 500, Managing IP, World Trademark Review and IAM Patent 1000, rank me among Finland's leading experts in IP.
Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (FACG), Chairman of the Board 2010–2013
Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights
Finnish AIPPI Group
Finnish IT Law Association
The Finnish Marketing Association
International Trademark Association (INTA)
MARQUES, a Member of Unfair Competition Team
IPR University Center Association, Deputy Member of the Board