Legislation and other guidelines

Reference database of Finnish legislation Finlex

This page provides links to the most important regulations about trademarks in the reference database of Finnish legislation Finlex.

Trademark legislation in force

Read the Trademarks Act in Finnish and in Swedish. (544/2019) (Updated statute)

Read the Trademarks Decree in Finnish and in Swedish. (799/2019) (Updated statute)

Old legislation (unofficial translations)

Read the old Trademarks Act (10.1.1964/7) in Finlex. This Act has been replaced by the new Trademarks Act (544/2019) which entered into force on 1 May 2019.

Read the old Trademarks Decree (296/1964) in Finlex. This Decree has been replaced by the new Trademarks Decree (799/2019) which entered into force on 15 July2019.

Read the Act on Collective Marks (5.12.1980/795) in Finlex. This Act has been replaced by the new Trademarks Act (544/2019) which entered into force on 1 May 2019.

Common practices of the EUIPO and the member states

The network consisting of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the EU’s national offices has created a number of common practices designed to ensure that applications for trade mark and design registration, as well as processing, are consistent across National and Regional IP Offices of the member states and that trade marks can be used after the registration.

Read more about the common practices.

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Latest update 17.06.2021