The firm provides a full range of services in all fields of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on capital markets, banking and finance law, mergers and acquisitions, EU and competition law, dispute resolution, tax law as well as IPR.

Intellectual Property and Technology

Waselius & Wist’s specialist team provides proactive and strategic advice on how companies can protect and enforce their intellectual property rights in trademarks, patents, trade names, design, copyright, know-how and trade secrets. We do also have a good track record of assisting clients who have been accused of infringing rights.

We have a strong knowledge in marketing law and advise clients in a wide variety of matters from marketing clearances to disputes dealing with unfair business practice and misleading marketing before the Market Court. The firm has assisted major clients in their implementation of e-commerce systems and thereto related marketing law and data protection issues.

We have a niche competence in trade secrets matters and have acted for several clients against previous employees and cooperation parties for misuse of trade secrets when transferring to a new employer or ending commercial cooperation. We take these matters very seriously and do not hesitate to ask the police to commence investigations if there are clear indications of misuse and unlawful disclosure of trade secrets.

Our specialists are also experienced in the negotiation and drafting of IP licenses and have acted as both counsel and arbitrators in a number of IP and IT licensing disputes. We have during the past years been involved in several telecom transactions on both an international and a domestic level. The review of IP intense agreements and arrangements also forms a considerable part of the due diligence work in connection with company acquisitions.

Our brand protection team offers full scale trademark and design portfolio management, including strategic advice on trade mark and design protection, domain name registration, clearance searches and reports, trademark and design prosecution services, administrative proceedings, monitoring and enforcement.

Representative cases in Intellectual Property and Technology

"Always give deep and thorough advice. Experienced lawyers with a good reputation.", The Legal 500

"Bernt Juthström is respected by commentators as a "talented, experienced lawyer.", Chambers Global

"Bernt Juthström gives strong advice and focuses on the interests of the client, not the number of invoice hours.", Chambers Europe

"Skilful and experienced (Åsa Krook).", Chambers Europe, Chambers Global

"Quick on her feet, precise, practical and brilliant, there is no doubt to what she can achieve. Åsa (Krook) is one of Finland’s best.", WTR1000 2020

"Committed and really talented”, Krook excels at unravelling tricky unfair business practice questions, regulatory scenarios and multifaceted franchising deals.", IAM Patent 1000

For more information please contact Bernt Juthström or Åsa Krook.

In trademark, design and domain name registration matters Marianna Karjanlahti is also at your service.