Effects of the coronavirus on our office and customers

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We aim to process notifications and applications normally despite the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Our staff is currently telecommuting.


We provide customer service normally, but our customer service point in Helsinki is closed until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Now it is important to follow the guidelines of the Government and authorities.

Further instructions to our customers

Due to the coronavirus, companies, associations and other organisations have more limited opportunities than usual to fulfil their obligations to authorities.

We have compiled further instructions on our website about how the coronavirus affects

  • our customer service
  • deadlines for notifications submitted to the Finnish Trade Register
  • general meetings of companies and housing companies
  • regular meetings of associations
  • validity of meetings and decisions
  • closing a limited liability company
  • decisions and documents relating to trademarks and designs
  • patents and utility models

We will update the instructions when necessary. Go to the instructions: https://www.prh.fi/en/asiakastiedotteet/2020/P_20485.html

About us

We work for the benefit of companies and organizations.

We register companies, associations, foundations and other organizations and corporations, as well as enterprise mortgages and LEI codes. We examine and grant patents and register utility models. We also register trademarks for products and services and provide design protection. We oversee and approve auditors and monitor foundations and the collective management of copyright.

We offer our customers advisory services and courses. We give information about companies, organizations, corporations and immaterial rights.

Our office is an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for international PCT patent applications.

Our office comes under the administrative sector of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE), and we negotiate each year with the MEAE on our performance targets. Our office is subject to net budgeting, meaning that about 95% of our expenses are covered by the income we make from our services.

Read more: https://www.prh.fi/en/presentation_and_duties.html