What effects will Brexit have on the Finnish Trade Register, trademarks, design protection and patents?
We have compiled a summary on our website at prh.fi of what effects the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) will have on
• the Finnish Trade Register; and
• the validity of EU trademarks, Community designs and patents in the United Kingdom.
We publish announcements about the effects of Brexit regularly at prh.fi and ytj.fi and, when necessary, here in our newsroom.
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.