Tuukka Airaksinen focuses on intellectual property matters. His assignments include domestic and international dispute resolution relating to intellectual property before courts and in arbitration proceedings, managing international trade mark portfolios, prosecuting applications and oppositions as well as advising clients on trade mark strategies, and in domain name disputes and strategies. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Airaksinen was a partner at Benjon Ltd and also worked as an examiner at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). He is the only person in Finland to serve as a domain name dispute panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Center and the (United States) National Arbitration Forum. Mr Airaksinen is authorised to represent clients before the OHIM.
Chambers Global 2017 (Intellectual Property): "Praised for his 'technical knowledge,' clients say Airaksinen 'is the number one go-to guy when your matter relates to trade marks' and he is particularly renowned in the market for trade mark prosecution work."
Chambers Global 2016 (Intellectual Property): "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 (Intellectual Property): “He is talented, straightforward and relaxed; he offers solutions for any of our problems, say clients.”
Chambers Global 2014 (Intellectual Property): “Department head Tuukka Airaksinen is someone who ‘goes above and beyond in service,’ according to one client. He is described as ‘very responsive and gets good results in contentious actions.'"
Chambers Global 2013 (Intellectual Property): “According to interviewees, head of department Tuukka Airaksinen ‘is hands-on, always knows the details of a case intimately, and fights well in court.’ He is renowned for his work in trade mark and domain name matters.”
Chambers Global 2012 (Intellectual Property): “He gets down to the nitty-gritty of a case very quickly.”
Endorsed in Chambers Europe (Intellectual Property): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2017 (Intellectual Property): "Practice head Tuukka Airaksinen is ‘excellent in brand protection.'"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 (Intellectual Property): "Tuukka Airaksinen heads the practice and is well regarded."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (Intellectual Property): "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 (Intellectual Property): "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 (Intellectual Property): “A team led by the ‘responsive and practical’ Tuukka Airaksinen, who is described by one client as ‘one of the best attorneys in Finland.’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012 (Intellectual Property): “advice is of a very high standard.”
Listed in WTR 1000 (2017) with a gold ranking. “One of the best in the country with large international trademark portfolios”, rainmaker Tuukka Airaksinen has “clearly raised the profile” of his trademark practice with the outstanding quality of his work.
Listed in WTR 1000 (2016) with a gold ranking. “Easily number one in Finland, he is a maestro at managing large international portfolios; he is a very good enforcement expert indeed.”
Listed in WTR 1000 (2015) with a gold ranking. “IP head Tuukka Airaksinen comes in for considerable praise and is deemed ‘one of the absolute best if you’re talking about the management of large international trademark portfolios.’”
Listed in WTR 1000 (2014) as the “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.”
Listed in WTR 1000 (2013) as a “true trade mark specialist” who handles the “full spectrum of trade mark issues, from filing through contentious matters.”
Listed in IP Stars Handbook (Managing Intellectual Property): 2016, 2015, 2014
Listed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers (Intellectual Property Law)
Listed in Expert Guides (2014 and 2012) as a leading trademarks practitioner
Endorsed in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013
Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2017, Finland chapter (World Trademark Review, 2017) (co-author with Sarita Schröder)
International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks, Finland chapter (Global Legal Group, 4th Edition, 2015) (co-author with Emilia Lasanen)
EU IP Offices Seek to Harmonise the Scope of Protection (IPRinfo, 1/2014) (co-author with Emilia Lasanen)
IP Translator – muuttuiko tavaramerkkien suoja-ala (IP Translator – Has the Scope of Trade Mark Registration Changed) (IPRinfo, 4/2012) (available only in Finnish)
Tavaramerkkien suoja-ala supistumassa? (Is the Scope of Trade Mark Registrations Narrowing?) (IPRinfo, 3/2011) (available only in Finnish)
Finnish Bar Association
International Trademark Association
MARQUES, Amicus Curiae Team, Member
International Bar Association
Law Clerk, District Court of Helsinki (1998–1999)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1997)