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The requirement of demonstrating acquired distinctiveness clarified in KitKat-ruling

Nestlé had obtained an EU trademark registration for three-dimensional mark representing the shape of a four-fingered chocolate bar (KitKat’s bar). A competitor filed an application with EUIPO for a declaration of invalidity with respect to the registration on the basis, inter alia, that the four-fingered chocolate bar is devoid of any distinctive character. Nestlé countered

read more / 1.8.2018

IAM Patent 1000 2018 rankings published – Heinonen/Eversheds Sutherland is commended

Heinonen & Co / Eversheds Sutherland Finland has been commended in the IAM Patent 1000 rankings. The 2018 issue mentions that we have “a rare offering on the Finnish market” and that our IP knowhow “is matched by group’s accomplishments in litigation and transactional work.” Heinonen & Co / Eversheds Sutherland Finland is the only

read more / 11.6.2018

Managing IP 2018 – recommendations for Eversheds Sutherland/Heinonen

Managing Intellectual Property has published its 2018 rankings. Eversheds Sutherland/Heinonen & Co has been commended in various categories. All in all, Eversheds Sutherland/Heinonen was ranked as follows: Trade mark contentious – Tier 1 Trade mark prosecution – Tier 1 Patent contentious – Tier 3 Patent prosecution – Tier 3 Copyright – Recommended Petteri Häkkänen, Tuukka

read more / 28.5.2018

Eeva Jukkara appointed as Trademark Administrator

Eeva Jukkara (BBA (Intl’ Business)) is rejoining Heinonen & Co in the position of Trademark Administrator on 2 May 2018. Eeva will be a member of our trademark and domain name team. For the last couple of years, Eeva has held a position of Brand Protection Assistant at Roschier Attorneys Ltd in IPR portfolio management. Before that Eeva successfully worked

read more / 2.5.2018

IoT and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently published its observations related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) from the perspective of patent activity. What becomes particularly apparent from the EPO’s report is the sheer scale of the Internet of Things (IoT) now and in the near future. True to its name, the IoT involves basic technologies

read more / 13.4.2018

Heinonen & Co to continue as the supplier of ELY Centres’ Commercialisation of Innovations services

The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) have chosen Heinonen to continue as the supplier of their Commercialisation of Innovations services for the recently commenced new 3-year period. The Commercialisation of Innovations service enables especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to get IPR consultation, such as freedom to operate (FTO) analyses

read more / 27.3.2018

Take advantage of Business Finland’s Innovation Voucher to finance our services

Business Finland’s (former Tekes) Innovation Voucher, worth 5 000 euros, is a subsidy suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups, intended for the commercialisation of new innovations, services and products. The requirements for granting the Innovation Voucher have recently been made easier and an increasing number of companies can now be granted the subsidy. The

read more / 21.3.2018

The IP Team of Eversheds/Heinonen & Co awarded again by Managing Intellectual Property

The IP Team of Eversheds/Heinonen & Co has been chosen as the Winner of Trade Mark Contentious, Firm of the Year 2018 Finland. The selection was published at the Managing EMEA Awards 2018 ceremony in March. Eversheds/Heinonen & Co has reached the following positions in the Managing IP 2018 rankings: Trade mark contentious Tier 1

read more / 15.3.2018

WTR 1000 2018 rankings have been published

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2018 rankings have been published. Eversheds Sutherland is commended in the following categories in Finland: enforcement and litigation prosecution and strategy Partners Tuukka Airaksinen and Petteri Häkkänen are recognized among the best in their field: ” The firm recruited former Krogerus IP head Tuukka Airaksinen in September 2017 – a

read more / 25.1.2018

Madrid System expands: Thailand and Indonesia the newest members

Thailand and Indonesia have now joined the international trademark system by signing the Madrid Protocol. The cost-effective system can be used to apply for trademark protection in Thailand as of 7 November 2017 and in Indonesia as of 2 January 2018. The Madrid Protocol refers to a treaty administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual

read more / 13.11.2017