Pessi Honkasalo

Senior Associate

Office: Helsinki

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Pessi Honkasalo

Senior Associate

Dr Pessi Honkasalo specialises in technology and data protection, intellectual property, and commercial contracts and outsourcing. He also advises clients on the technological and privacy aspects of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Dr Honkasalo, a CIPP/E certified information privacy professional in Europe, is currently a member of the task force working towards aligning the IT2015 terms and conditions for IT deliveries with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. Dr Honkasalo has previously worked as a researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. He has also worked as a trainee for the firm.


Publications:

Comment on “Verkkokauppa.com” Decision of the Supreme Court (Korkein oikeus) 9 March 2015 – Case No. KKO 2015:17 (International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 16 November 2015) (co-author with Teemu Pitkänen)

Too Right: Government Proposes Amendments to the Finnish Copyright Act (Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2015)

Contracts, Licenses and Undertakings (Business Law Forum 2013) (Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce)

Yleisölle välittämisestä – Euroopan unionin tuomioistuimen ratkaisu asiassa C-607/11 (On Communication to the Public – The Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-607/11) (Lakimies, 4/2013)

Piercing the Corporate Veil Under the Copyright Act (Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2013) (co-author)

There’s Many a Slip ’twixt Cup and Lip: On Overall Impression, Nature of the Product and Freedom of the Designer (European Intellectual Property Review (2013) (35 E.I.P.R Issue 4, Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited and Contributors) (co-author)

Citation of Finnish Authorities under the Bluebook System (International Journal of Legal Information, Vol 40, No 1–2, Spring – Summer 2012)

Smiley Faced Down: the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court Decides that Emoticon Cannot be Trade Marked (European Intellectual Property Review, 2012) (co-author)

Tietokoneohjelmien yhteentoimivuudesta – Euroopan unionin tuomioistuimen ratkaisu asiassa C-406/10 (The Interoperability of Computer Software – The Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-406/10) (Lakimies, 5/2012) (available only in Finnish)

Computer-Implemented Inventions as Patentable Subject Matter (Institute of Intellectual Property, 2012)

How to Identify Fine Cognac: BNIC Returns to Finland (Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 9/2012)

Keksinnön lakimääräisestä merkitsemisestä rekisteriin (On Statutory Invention Registration) (Lakimies, 5/2011) (available only in Finnish)

Kan man äga ett datorprogram? (Can One Have Title to a Computer Program?) (Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd, 4/2011) (available only in Swedish)

Links and Copyright Law (Computer Law and Security Review, 3/2011)


memberships and affiliations:

Finnish Bar Association
IPRinfo Magazine, Board Member
European Intellectual Property Review, Country Correspondent
Surrey Law Working Paper Series, Advisory Editor
Finnish IT Law Association
Finnish Information Processing Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Technology Law Association

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Doctor of Philosophy in Law, University of Surrey, United Kingdom (2012)
Master of Laws, University of Turku (2009)

Languages:

Finnish, Swedish, English

Outi Wagner

Legal Assistant

Telephone:
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+358 (0)50 596 2010
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