Our organisation and duties
The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) comes under the administrative branch of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE). Mr Antti Riivari, Director General, is responsible for the PRH’s result, assisted by the Management Group and the Management Working Committee.
The Patents and Trademarks result area is in charge of patents and utility models, as well as trademarks and design rights. The Director of the result area is Mr Jorma Hanski.
The duties of the Enterprises and Corporations result area include the Trade Register, financial statements, LEI codes, enterprise mortgages, approval and oversight of auditors, the Register of Associations, the Register of Religious Communities, the Register of Foundations and supervision of foundations as well as monitoring of organisations for collective management of copyright. The Director of the Enterprises and Corporations result area is Mr Lalli Knuutila.
The Customer Services and Communications result area is responsible for customer advisory services, service design and communications in Finnish, Swedish and English. The Director of the result area is Ms Anna Lauttamus-Kauppila.
The Shared Services result area is responsible for administrative services, HR services and ICT services. The Director of the result area is Mr Eero Mantere, Deputy Director General.
Digitalisation and the promotion thereof at the PRH are included in the duties of the ICT Development Unit . The Director of the ICT Development Unit is Ms Sari Kuisma-Kari.
The Controller for PRH is Ms Riikka Harjula.
All our result areas work to improve legislation in their particular branches and prepare statements, regulations and instructions.