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Lassi Saarela joined our team of patent attorneys

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Kolster service team supports you in all administrative IPR work

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Leverage innovations and brands! Juha Kukkonen strengthens our IPR service, especially in southwestern Finland

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A large proportion of Finnish corona tests are performed with Mobidiag’s technology – intellectual property rights (IPR) protect innovations

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What testing techniques and innovations can be used to cope with the growing number of COVID-19 tests?

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Take a look at your wrist – it may contain hundreds of Polar patents

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Veggie sausage revolution! A patent protects plant-based innovations on the fast-paced playing field for food products

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Coronavirus pandemic throws oral proceedings at the EPO into turmoil

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Lucky coincidence ignited a passion for patents

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Artificial intelligence controls diabetes and replenishes your refrigerator – the COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the development of AI solutions in the US

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What are the challenges, advances and opportunities in COVID-19 vaccine formulation?

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Fast lane to Eurasia for patents – PRH started cooperation with the Eurasian Patent Office

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Zoy melts hearts with its patented sound jewellery technology

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Patent Agent Maaria Rantala strengthens our ICT and electrical engineering team

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Cerenion harnessed artificial intelligence to measure brain function – patented invention onto the global market

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From tickets to pulp bales and servers – Confidex is a global pioneer in remote tags

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Systematic trademark watch pays off in China – Saga Furs won long-running trademark dispute in Beijing Supreme Court

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Take-off to growth! Kide Science makes children excited about science in both Finland and China

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How does your story end when you recount the coronavirus spring from your rocking chair?

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IPR survey: According to corporate decision-makers, innovation is an important success factor

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Safety glass and windshields fresh out of the furnace! TaiFin Glass was born directly onto the global market

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Finland and Novatron lead the digitalisation of the earthmoving industry – patents secure the leading position in the global market

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Towards cleaner air and better cars – Pegasor’s sensor technology and IPR portfolio are ready for major partnerships

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Experience, scale and internationality: the three cornerstones of our strong biotechnology and chemistry team

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A victory in the EU Court of Justice in the fight against counterfeiting

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Pike or barramundi? Rapala’s innovative lures attract fish and fishermen all over the world

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Exceptional situation encourages business acquisitions – valuation of IPR portfolio is in the interest of both the buyer and the seller

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Patent portfolio attracted buyers and gave wings to new business − Ekahau is now using artificial intelligence to improve wireless networks

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Low-threshold design rights will stop your competitors already at the starting line

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A patent is a potential source of revenue even if your business fails

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Innovative Vauhti Speed patented new generation ski waxes ─ and jumped instantly to produce hand sanitiser for the needs of Finns

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Breakthrough with a combination of biodegradable glass fibre and plastic – Arctic Biomaterials is embarking on an ecological world conquest

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Check real time status of IP offices worldwide from FICPI database

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A patent is a great way to combat climate change – this is how green technology innovations should be protected

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Going to the UK after Brexit? Now is the time to get your EU trademarks, community designs, design patents and patents in order

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Cannabis products will be the next source of IP disputes in the US

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Coronavirus vaccine creates unique global cooperation in drug development

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Serial entrepreneur brought artificial intelligence to ski tracks, microwave ovens and the treatment of pain patients

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Germany cannot immediately ratify the Agreement on the European Unified Patent Court – the unitary patent system delayed to unforeseeable future

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Menstrual cup developed by a doctor is the trump card of a two-person startup on the femtech market

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From a cap to a lifestyle brand! Tella is aiming to the international market

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Yes, it is possible to obtain exclusive rights to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – but it is not that simple

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Coronavirus: Kolster continues to provide services normally

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“Demand is fierce” − Aalto Haitek’s wave layered timber got a swift start from Toholampi to global metropolises

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MIP EMEA Awards 2020: Kolster wins category for trademark firms

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Artificial intelligence is changing innovations and the IP industry

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The coronavirus mobilised fraudsters in China – trademark hijackers take advantage of every opportunity

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WTR1000 ranks Kolster as one of the leading professionals for trademark prosecution, strategy and dispute resolution ─ special mention to Joose Kilpimaa and Jani Kaulo

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A good patent application has these four things – a bad one is at risk of being left as just a wall ornament

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China’s new scoring system causes additional work for companies – being blacklisted may spell trouble

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China’s new trademark law finally bans bad-faith trademark applications – but there are still loopholes

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Brexit is coming – here’s what you should know about the impact of the departure on trademarks and designs

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Artificial intelligence as an inventor? Who invents and whose are the rights in the era on AI solutions?

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Polarmoss creates design products from reindeer moss – IPR secures growth in Asia and America

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Helsinki is Juneyao Air's port to Europe – Kolster as its legal partner

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Kolster’s winning streak in China: The best international IP agency once again

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How to bring your trademark to the Chinese market: familiarise yourself with regulations and update your IPR strategy

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EUR 80 billion funding for businesses and the rise of a Finnish company to become a partner to the world’s giants – here are Kolster’s most read articles of the year 2019

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At the turn of the decade, Kolster and customer innovations share the same goal and direction: international, environmentally friendly and efficient

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Trademark for a legalised drug – international conference discusses hot topics in the IP industry

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How the Finns became a nation of inventors – 145 years of internationally successful innovations

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Different types of IPR strategy: aggressive or defensive

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Our chain of top experts is growing

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Maritime innovator Langh Group turned competitors into customers by patenting SOx scrubbers

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Leaping into the unknown paid off – IPR turned into a new profession for an electromechanics expert

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The secrets of successful patent applications – revealed by a 35-year veteran of the IPR industry

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This is how Kolster’s partner network works – consider these 5 things when you need international IPR services

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Measurements and mathematics increasingly important in protecting inventions

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Patent Attorney Christoffer Karlsson joins Kolster – chemistry, mechanics and sustainable development at the core of competence

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Your microwave oven might be cooking up a patent dispute – here’s how to avoid it

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We are not talking about it enough in Finland: China’s digitalisation offers huge volumes for Finnish companies

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Small digital steps straighten out the tangles of work

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Textbook example of brand protection: Mobile app Hookle gains traction on international markets

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From Germany to Finland: European Patent Attorney Simon Mügge strengthens our patent unit for chemistry and biotechnology

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HI-FOG® water mist invention for fire fighting

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Marques 2019: Change is everywhere – is your brand ready?

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Legislation, legal practice and the world are in a constant state of renewal – the IPR lawyer develops his expertise at the same pace

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Tapio Kinnunen is our new patent attorney in the ICT & Electrical Engineering team

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VM-Asfaltti to patent a revolutionary method for precise patching of roads

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Gobbas Gård and Härmän Rati awarded innovation prize for their Finnish-made organic broad bean-based food product

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Jani Kaulo, IP expert at ECTA, influences trademark law in the European Community

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A co-owned invention requires a joint ownership agreement

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IPR expert can see to the core of companies

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“Inspiring and useful!” The big picture in IPR encouraged dialogue

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Taloustutkimus and Kolster detected an obstacle to the growth of Finnish businesses: Poor commercialisation of innovations slows down success

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145-year-old Kolster: “It’s not an innovation if it cannot be commercialised”

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Certification Association Russian Register and IP law firm Kolster launch cooperation to help companies in entering new markets

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Entrepreneur, do you want to succeed? Ask IPR strategists to help you

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Ville Nieminen strengthens Kolster’s patent team in Oulu

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Abloy – the lock that can’t be picked

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IP strategy turns the Chinese threats into opportunities

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A patent attorney’s most important tool is the ability to listen

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Increasing trade wars raise many questions

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Montisera commercialises promising bioactive compounds – Montinutra revolutionises the circular bioeconomy

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An ordinary patent attorney is a bona fide whiz with words

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The University of Oulu protects its research results with diligence – creating new business through IPR

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Ulla Lenkkeri-Schütz is our new European Patent Attorney in Munich

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Seven steps for proper influencer marketing

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European Trademark and Design Attorney demonstrates professional skill

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Patent world visionary Toni Nijm: The IP industry will keep pace with innovations through technology

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Leena-Maija Marsio set to lead Kolster’s Legal and Trademarks unit

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Liisa Nieminen strengthens our patent team in Tampere

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Azipod® thruster – a pioneer in the marine industry

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An alternative to a patent – how to use design right and utility model protection effectively

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China’s potential lies in intense competition

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The opportunity to work with customers is what tempted this organic chemistry expert to return to Kolster

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Life without IP rights – like in the Wild West?

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ALD technology – an invention in the pocket of every Finn

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Survey: Corporate decision-makers do not see China as a competitor — however, they believe in increasing Chinese investments

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Make sure your trademarks are up-to-date

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Utility model for hemp sauna – Lehtinen entrepreneur brothers invent as much as they have time from their work

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Idea-Keksi Oy refines innovations into products and reforms working methods

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Kohonen map – enabler of self-learning artificial intelligence

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Celebrating 145 Years of Kolster

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AIV fodder – the cream of the crop of Finnish inventions

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What will happen to trademarks, design rights and patents with Brexit?

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INTA Annual Meeting 2019: New innovations for using trademarks!

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Postdoctoral Researcher Matti La Mela: Finnish IP developed in relation to other countries

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Patenting visionary creates valuable works for the patent portfolio

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Kolster opened its first representative office in Russia

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Protect the uniqueness of your company

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iLOQ brought locks to the digital age with patents

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The new Finnish Trademarks Act became effective on 1 May 2019 ─ classifications must be revised retroactively

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The author is entitled to a copyright − unless otherwise agreed

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An abstract idea or a patentable invention?

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Supreme Court of Finland makes rare request for preliminary ruling: trademark dispute advanced to European Court of Justice

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The sauna stove – Evolution from a pile of rocks to a designer product

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Heteka - an iron bed that became a bestseller of its day

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The IP deep diver is a champion of summaries

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This is how you can make the most out of your trademark

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Designs, brands and dispute resolution at the heart of IP Lawyer’s work

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MIP IP Stars 2019: Kolster leads the field – Awarded special recognition as Prosecution Firm of the Year

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Grip and glide! Vauhti Speed races to the global top of ski wax

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Pizza parlours at disputes over a trademark – how to avoid pitfalls

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Oulu-based UROS rose to become a partner to the world’s giants in record time

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Kolster as life’s work, family as life’s centre

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IP Director of Orion, Heidi Adler: Strong IP portfolio makes company attractive

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Amandan Healthcare developed the world’s healthiest shower

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Science and art combined in the work of an IP veteran

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A design rug was not granted copyright protection − is creative work without protection?

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Timo Joutsenoja joins Kolster − a boost in our diverse IPR know-how for the Kuopio office

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Kolster’s trademark attorneys highly ranked for prosecution and strategy − special mention for dispute resolution and IP commercialisation

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IP makes the world better

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Virtuoso of new technologies powered by challenges

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IP specialist from northern Finland enjoys team play

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Kolster’s first patent served the paper industry

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Kolster awarded as the ‘Most Recommended International IP Agency 2019’ in China

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Sini Petsalo strengthens our local service in Kuopio

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Digitizer of seafaring tamed the ionosphere with its patents

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Apple and Qualcomm are fighting over a patent infringement ─ how does the legal struggle affect the IP field?

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New patenting instructions for software - ambiguousness remains

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Paint and coating brands in a managed way into trademark portfolio

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These phenomena reverberate into the IP year 2019: Climate change, artificial intelligence, and uncertainty

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Kati Vesterinen is our new European Patent Attorney at Kolster Tampere office

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Kolster’s Partner Jani Kaulo appointed as one of the four members of the new ECTA China Task Force

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The Chinese IP market in a nutshell

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IP & Brexit - what changes, what does not?

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Julia Urbanec strengthens our mechanical engineering patent team

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IPR protect the innovations of a circular economy developer

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Patent attorney is a risk analyst

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China Mythbuster

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IP lawyer helps customers succeed

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Best IP tips for innovation contests

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Journey to the world’s most valuable car brand

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The Finnish Trademarks Act harmonised as EU-compatible

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China is a direction of interest to many

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Entrepreneur, secure your share of EUR 80 billion funding

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Greetings from the Frontline: INTA Leadership Meeting in New Orleans

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Salla Lamberg to steer Kolster’s development projects

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Chemistry specialist, European Patent Attorney Krister Karlsson returns to Kolster

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Shenzhen - the IP and innovation centre

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Comprehensive IP strategy a lifeline for a brand product

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Jani Kaulo of Kolster in The Economist: A Chinese trademark hijacked in Finland, too

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Europe-expert handles patents from ICT to concrete

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Hookle patented a social media application and charmed Google

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Helping to untangle employee inventions

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Hannes Kankaanpää complements our expertise in IP, technology and corporate law

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Kolster set up an office in the Chinese innovation area

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The success of smart gardens has its roots in IPR

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Fashion IP rights in good hands

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The wild Chinese market – how to protect your trademark in China

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Biotechnology sector is growing strongly – funding depends on patents

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Butter & Egg Spread makes history – European patent opens door to the world

ChinaIP strategyNews

Kolster’s IP expertise increasingly valued in China

ChinaIP strategypeople

IP Specialist building bridges between China and Finland

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Food counterfeiting is spreading – also poses a threat to Finnish companies

ChinaIP strategypeople

Asia specialist helps you succeed in the Chinese markets

ChinaIP strategypeople

In the new era of product protection, the West and China stand together

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European Patent Attorney Kati Leinonen strengthens our ICT patent team

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To the patent specialist, quality comes first

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A glass artist aesthetised concrete and patented her method

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A legal design expert polishes contracts and commercialises ideas

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Patent attorney protects the latest innovations in ICT

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“We were honored to have Hunan IPO in Finland”, says CEO Timo Helosuo

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Changes to trademark legislation set to open new doors for companies

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The ultimate protection for forest machine innovations

TrademarksNews

Is North Korea opening up to western brands?

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2017 ─ a year of transition at Kolster

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Latest developments from the Chinese IPR field

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The developer of pharmaceutical innovations in the world of patents