Heinonen & Co strengthens its patent expertise by acquiring IPR Partners

31.10.2016

Heinonen & Co, Attorneys-at-Law, Ltd and its parent company Eversheds Attorneys Ltd. expand their patent operations by acquiring the patent filing business of the prominent IPR Partners Ltd.

– Through this merger, our strong know-how in the field of IPR expands even further, stated Harri Tolppanen, the Managing Partner of Eversheds Attorneys.

As a result of the transaction, the IPR team of Eversheds/Heinonen grows by nine patent attorneys and IP professionals. The range of services now covers all fields of technology and industry, European patent applications, opposition procedures, and services related to the management of innovations.

– We are the only Finnish law firm which offers all industrial property rights consultancy and protection services under one roof. Our services are fully compliant with Eversheds’ international law practice, providing a seamless, fully integrated law service across all jurisdictions and territories, describes Petteri Häkkänen, who will become the new Managing Partner of Heinonen & Co, Attorneys-at-Law.

– The clients of IPR Partners will gain access to significant additional legal resources and all services can be easily obtained from one partner, comments Juhani Kupiainen, the owner of IPR Partners and the only Industrial Property Attorney in Finland so far.

After the merger, Eversheds’ Helsinki office will employ a total of over 40 full-time IPR professionals. The company sees industrial property rights as a strategic means of growing business. Eversheds/Heinonen has served all sectors of industry and business for more than 50 years, with a diverse clientele ranging from innovative start-ups and top athletes to global branded houses, and most international publications rank its IP services in Tier 1.

For more information, please contact:

Harri Tolppanen, Managing Partner, Eversheds Attorneys Ltd., tel. +358 400 635 045
Petteri Häkkänen, Managing Partner, Heinonen & Co, Attorneys-at-Law, tel. +358 40 745 7193
Juhani Kupiainen, Owner, IPR Partners Ltd., tel. +358 40 575 7400

Eversheds Attorneys Ltd. is one of Finland’s leading specialists in business law, and it operates nationwide in Helsinki, Hämeenlinna, Jyväskylä, Pori, Tampere and Turku, employing 175 people. The Finnish Eversheds is part of Eversheds International, which operates in 33 countries with more than 4000 experts at its service.

IPR Partners Ltd. is a medium-sized Finnish patent agency employing nine patent attorneys and experts.

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