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Recent Deals / 20.08.2021

Waselius & Wist successfully represented NaturaMed against the Finnish Consumer Ombudsman in the Market Court in a significant marketing law case

The Finnish Consumer Ombudsman (the “CO”) filed an application for summons with the Market Court claiming that a conditional fine for violation of an injunction should be enforced and a new injunction issued on our client, NaturaMed Pharma AB (“NaturaMed”). NaturaMed is a leading dietary supplement company in the Nordic countries, which sells different kinds of supplements, such as vitamins and fish oil, to consumers as subscriptions. Read more

Rankings / 16.02.2021

Waselius & Wist’s IP partners receive Gold and Silver rankings by WTR 1000

The new rankings of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021 have been published. Our partners Bernt Juthström and Åsa Krook maintain their top rankings in all categories and are recommended as Leading Trademark Professionals in Finland. Read more

Recent Deals / 26.01.2021

Waselius & Wist successfully represented a German company and its Finnish subsidiary in the automotive industry in a trademark and auxiliary trade name dispute in the Market Court.

A Finnish company filed a lawsuit on infringement of its auxiliary trade name and trademark against our client. Our client filed a counterclaim and requested annulment of the claimant’s auxiliary trade name and invalidation of its trademark registration. The auxiliary trade name was annulled, and the trademark invalidated, but on different grounds despite being practically identical. The auxiliary trade name was annulled due to non-use and the trademark invalidated due to lack of distinctiveness. Since the claimant lost its exclusive rights, the infringement claim was dismissed. Read more

Recent Deals / 11.04.2019

Waselius & Wist successfully represented MSD Finland Oy in first ever patent dispute regarding a biosimilar medicinal product

Waselius & Wist acted for the defendant MSD Finland Oy in a preliminary injunction matter before the Finnish Market Court against F. Hoffman-La Roche AG, Roche Oy and Genentech Inc. The issue in the case was whether MSD Finland Oy by marketing and selling a medicinal product in Finland infringed Roche and Genentech’s rights according to the Finnish part of a European product patent. Read more

Recent Deals / 13.11.2018

Acquisition by OpenText of Liaison Technologies

Waselius & Wist advised OpenText, a global leader in enterprise information management, in the Finnish law aspects of the acquisition of Liaison Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise integration and data management solutions, for a total consideration of USD 330 million. Read more

Recent Deals / 14.06.2017

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Hardware Group Finland Oy in trademark dispute before the Supreme Court

Waselius & Wist acted for the defendant, Hardware Group Finland Oy, in trademark infringement proceedings initiated by Abloy Oy, one of the leading manufacturers of locks and locking systems. The Market Court dismissed Abloy Oy’s infringement claims in June 2015. Read more

Recent Deals / 14.09.2016

Acquisition by Chr. Hansen A/S and Chr. Hansen Finland Oy of LGG®, the world’s best documented probiotic strain, from Valio Oy

Waselius & Wist advised Chr. Hansen in an acquisition from Valio Oy of a business that includes the LGG® trademarks and strain and related customer agreements, a collection of 3,200 strains and a production site in Tikkurila, Finland, which currently produces the LGG® strain and a number of specialty strains used in dairy production. LGG® is the best documented probiotic strain in the world that has been used in food and dietary supplements since 1990 and has a proven beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal and immune system. Read more

Recent Deals / 31.01.2014

Market Court dismissed Consumer Ombudsman’s claims on alleged inappropriate marketing

Waselius & Wist represented SCA Tissue Finland Oy in a dispute regarding SCA’s marketing campaign of Lotus soft paper products involving a promotional lottery brought by the Consumer Ombudsman to the Finnish Market Court. Read more

Acted as counsel to SCA Tissue Finland Oy in a dispute regarding SCA’s marketing campaign

Acted as counsel to SCA Tissue Finland Oy in a dispute regarding SCA’s marketing campaign of Lotus soft paper products involving a promotional lottery brought by the Consumer Ombudsman. The Consumer Ombudsman’s claims in their entirety where dismissed.

Proceedings in the Market Court.

Acted as counsel to Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab in a dispute regarding comparative marketing

Acted as counsel to Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab in a dispute between Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab as applicant and Procter & Gamble Finland Oy as respondent regarding comparative marketing and the use of false and misleading expressions in the marketing of children’s diapers.

Proceedings in the Market Court.

Acted as counsel to Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab in a dispute regarding comparative marketing

Acted as counsel to Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab in a dispute between Procter & Gamble Sverige AB and Procter & Gamble Finland Oy as applicants and Oy SCA Hygiene Products Ab as respondent regarding comparative marketing and the use of false and misleading expressions in the marketing of children’s diapers.

Proceedings in the Market Court

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