Apply to register your trademark using our online service

From the first of May 2019, you must apply for a trademark online. We can only accept applications filed on paper or by email for a special reason.

Applying online is fast and inexpensive. The online service will also give you a confirmation that we have received your application.

Before drawing up your application

Think through the following:

Your application becomes pending when it gets an application date

Getting an application date is important as the trademark is given protection from the application date onwards against applications filed later. In order to be granted an application date and become pending, the application must contain:

  • The applicant’s sufficient identification details: personal name or company name, a Business ID for each company and a personal identity code for each natural person, and contact details.
  • A list of goods and services, specifying the goods and services included in the application.
  • A clear and precise representation of the proposed trademark. The trademark must be described in such a manner that it can be represented in the Finnish Trademark Register and people can determine the clear and precise object of the protection. The application can include only one mark at a time.
  • In addition, you must pay the application fee before the application can be considered as submitted.

You cannot change the trademark after filing your application

After your application has been given an application date, i.e. it has become pending, you cannot usually make changes to the trademark. You may only be allowed to make very small changes which do not alter the general impression of the mark. Moreover, you cannot add new goods or services to your application after it has become pending.

However, you can always file a new application for your altered trademark.

Applying online is easy and inexpensive

Before you can fill in your application, the online service will automatically direct you to identify yourself through the portal, using your personal internet banking codes or a mobile certificate. Submit your trademark application online.

After identifying yourself, the online application form includes five steps. Once you have completed the application, you will be directed to pay the application fee by online bank transfer. After paying the fee, you will be returned to our service to get a confirmation that we have received your application.

Only online applications are accepted

From the first of May 2019, you can only apply for a trademark online. We can only accept applications filed on paper or by email for a special reason.

Such special reasons could include the online service being unavailable due to a technical problem or an interruption to the data traffic, or the applicant not having a real chance of using the online service.

If the applicant neither has the required identification means nor any opportunity to obtain them, that is considered as a special reason. In contrast, merely not having the required identification means is not a sufficient reason.

Foreign applicants and foreign representatives who are not able to identify themselves through the service using their internet banking codes or a mobile certificate can submit the application on paper or by email.

Applicants from Germany, Estonia and Italy now also have the opportunity of using eIDAS identification.

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Latest update 27.04.2020