Our legal services are highly regarded for their professionalism and expertise.
Clients come to us because they need practical answers. That is why we appreciate the power of saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ rather than ‘maybe’. Our significant size in the Finnish market means that we have the depth of resources needed to represent clients in even their most complex and important matters. Krogerus lawyers are often involved in transactions and proceedings that are cross-border in nature or where we represent the domestic subsidiary of an international corporation. We offer a broad range of legal services across the corporate spectrum.
We represent clients on the creation, development, exploitation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property. Our lawyers advise on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from complex patent and trade mark litigation and other forms of disputes, to commercial exploitation through distribution, franchising, licensing and other types of contractual arrangements. Other typical assignments include managing trade mark portfolios, advising clients on trade mark strategies, prosecuting oppositions and cancellations of registrations, and enforcing client trade marks. We also advise on advertising and marketing, as well as data protection and privacy matters.
Chambers Europe 2016: "This is a big and respectable law firm that offers a lot of support."
Chambers Global 2016: "Head of department Tuukka Airaksinen receives praise from clients: "He explains the jargon really well, and is incredibly easy to work with because he makes everything straightforward.'"
Chambers Global 2015: Department head Tuukka Airaksinen is endorsed
Chambers Global 2013: “Head of department Tuukka Airaksinen ‘is hands-on, always knows the details of a case intimately, and fights well in court.’”
Chambers Global 2011: “delivers what we want with speedy response times”
Chambers Europe 2015: "Highly regarded practice winning particular acclaim for its trade mark expertise. Handles trade mark issues including portfolio management, protection and opposition. Also advises media clients on a range of IP issues, including copyright matters." Quotes from sources:
"It is a delight to work with the team. The lawyers are business-focused, understand our company and have solutions to our problems."
Chambers Europe 2014: “Very strong commercial advice and a responsive, proactive approach.” “Very adept in counterfeit matters.”
Chambers Europe 2013: “Krogerus’ IP department continues to expand its presence and reputation in Finland, gaining new clients in IP litigation work, as well as in advisory assignments.”
Chambers Europe 2011: “its [the team] lawyers have a broad skill set” and “efficient and co-operative service”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 (Intellectual Property): "Tuukka Airaksinen heads the practice and is well regarded."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015: "Tuukka Airaksinen heads the team at Krogerus, which acted for Rautaruukki Corporation in ending landmark disputes against Ruukki Group regarding the ‘Ruukki’ trade mark."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014: “Krogerus’ ‘client-centred approach is greatly appreciated’. Tuukka Airaksinen focuses on contentious IP matters and arbitration proceedings, managing international trade mark portfolios, prosecuting applications and oppositions, and advising clients on trade mark strategies.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013: “‘IP department provides ‘extremely quick and timely responses and has in-depth knowledge.’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2011: “‘knowledgeable’ and ‘service-minded’ practice advising on all areas of IP”
Listed in WTR 1000 (2017) with a silver ranking for Krogerus and gold ranking for Tuukka Airaksinen, head of practice: "The IP group is an integral cog in the machine and, as one of the first in the country to establish a dedicated prosecution practice, has long dispensed highly practical advice on all conceivable trademark-related issues. Its coverage of the media and communications sectors is particularly strong; Finnish telecoms giant DNA is among the elite companies that benefit from its perceptive guidance in both strategic planning and litigation."
Listed in WTR 1000 (2015) with a silver ranking for Krogerus and gold ranking for Tuukka Airaksinen, head of practice: “Top corporate law ensemble Krogerus has invested wisely in developing a strong IP capability that supports other firm departments, but also draws in clients independently.”
WTR 1000 (2014): “commercial and pragmatic” Tuukka Airaksinen “is consistently very good – he has great confidence in what he says and you know he will always deal with a matter promptly and quickly.”
Recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011