May 23, 2019
On May 23, 2019 an agreement was signed in the mayor’s office of the city of Cherepovets, Vologda region, to establish the first representative office of Kolster − one of the oldest patent agencies and leading IP firms in Europe − in the territory of the Russian Federation.
“The Russian market opens up good prospects for the Finnish business. The intellectual property market at the moment is not as developed here as in Europe, the USA or China, but in the last two years there has been a positive trend. We are sure that there are opportunities for development not only in the capitals, but also in the regions. We chose the city of Cherepovets, a large industrial center in the North-West, to open a branch. We very much appreciate that Russian customers trust “Finnish quality”, and we are ready to justify this trust,” says Timo Helosuo, CEO of Kolster.
Kolster is ready to become an intellectual property and legal guide for Russian companies to the markets of Europe and China.
“Kolster’s partner network is widely developed around the world. The company has offices in seven cities in Finland, and a subsidiary company in Shenzhen in China. We, in turn, are ready to become a reference point for Russian companies on intellectual property protection issues,” commented Dmitry Zaitsev, head of the official representative office of Kolster Russia.
CEO Timo Helosuo, Consul of Finland in St. Petersburg Anne Lammila, Deputy Mayor of Cherepovets Dmitri Lavrov and our Kolster Russia partner Dmitry Zaitsev.
Read also about the opening of Kolster (China) Ltd in the innovation area of Shenzhen in October 2018.
Kolster is a family-run business over five generations since 1874. We have been dealing with international intellectual property protection for 145 years, making us one of the key players in the European IP market. We annually work with more than 1,700 clients, including 26 % of Fortune Global Top 100 companies and 32 % of the most well-known global brands from Forbes 100 list. More than 200 global brand owners rely on our services in anti-counterfeiting.
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