Information on paper and online
The core of our collection consists of books and journals about industrial property rights (patents, trademarks, utility models and design protection), companies, associations and foundations, and publications of industrial property organisations.
The most important handbooks about industrial property are still in printed form and will be updated when the details change. We follow legislation about industrial property rights both in Finland, in the Nordic countries and within the EU.
All the books and periodicals we acquire are catalogued in our book database.Open link in a new tab
Patent documents are available in archives or databases
Finnish patent publications have been digitised and stored in databases. For example, the Espacenet database contains both Finnish patent publications and almost 100 million publications from all over the world. You can browse the database free of charge on our website.
Patent and utility model applications that have been filed in Finland and made public can be viewed in our Patent Gazette and Utility Model Gazette or in the Patent Information Service, which contains identification and processing details about applications from 2001 onwards. All archived material with the related correspondence from 2011 onwards is available online.
Older archival material from 1978 to 2010 is still partly in printed form. You can order photocopies from the archive or visit our Customer Service at Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C in Helsinki to study the documents in person. Please place an order for the documents in advance, as it will take a couple of days to deliver them to our Customer Service.
The very oldest documents from 1842 to 1977 are located in the National Archives of Finland in Mikkeli. You can order the documents for viewing via the National Archives.
All our free databases can be used at our Customer Service.