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MIP EMEA Awards 2020: Kolster wins category for trademark firms

16.03.2020
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March 16, 2020

Kolster’s trademark team received special recognition for their successful client work in protecting and defending brands last year when Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) rewarded Kolster as the winner in the category “Trade Mark Prosecution” at the international EMEA Awards 2020 gala of the IPR industry.

“We are very pleased and proud to again have received international recognition for the expertise of our trademark team. The world of trademarks is in constant flux and, internationally speaking, legislation and practices are changing rapidly. Wide-ranging expertise and decades of experience in this specialty area have once again proved their worth”, comments Leena-Maija Marsio, Director of Kolster’s Legal and Trademarks unit.

Managing IP Awards is the premier awards gala in the IPR industry. This year’s MIP EMEA Awards 2020 in London brought together nearly 400 leaders of the IPR sector. Kolster’s victory in the category “Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year 2020 ─ Finland” in front of a large international forum is a great recognition for the client work done over the past year and for active involvement in the trademark sector organisations INTA, ECTA and MARQUES to develop international IP industry practices.

Managing IP Awards special recognitions are based on extensive international MIP IP Stars research among clients and industry experts. The MIP research team analyses information about client cases and collects feedback from thousands of companies and IPR experts. The publication of the results culminates annually in a gala to reward companies whose work has been of major importance to clients or to the development of IP legislation and practices over the last calendar year.

“We are grateful for the excellent feedback and want to thank both our clients and our international partners. A significant proportion of our clients consists of global companies and owners of the most significant brands in the world, but our domestic clients base is also constantly growing. With strong international experience and an extensive IP partner network, we can help even small companies effectively protect their brands on the international market”, says Joose Kilpimaa, head of Kolster’s trademark team.

One year ago, too, Kolster received recognition for its professional expertise in the international management of both trademark registrations and patent applications and emerged as a Managing IP Awards winner in the category Prosecution Firm of the Year 2019 ─ Finland.

MIP Firm of the Year 2020_Kolster

READ MORE about the other international IPR industry recognitions we have already received this year and our involvement in international networks in the trademark sector:

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

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

Joose Kilpimaa & INTA: New innovations for using trademarks!

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

Maria Ojala & MARQUES: Change is everywhere – is your brand ready?

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

Contact us

Our experts in trademark protection, defending of brands and commercialisation of IP rights:

Joose Kilpimaa
Associate Partner, Head of Trademarks, European Trademark Attorney
joose.kilpimaa@kolster.com
+358 41 501 4507

Jani Kaulo
Partner, European Trademark and Design Attorney, Licensed Legal Counsel
jani.kaulo@kolster.com
+358 40 637 5442

Heli Hietamies
IP Lawyer, European Trademark and Design Attorney, Licensed Legal Counsel
heli.hietamies@kolster.com
+358 20 137 0625

Kristiina Kaislisto
Associate Partner, European Trademark and Design Attorney
kristiina.kaislisto@kolster.com
+358 50 524 2416

Juha Myllyoja
Associate Partner, IP Lawyer, European Trademark and Design Attorney
juha.myllyoja@kolster.com
+358 50 511 1946

Maria Ojala
IP Lawyer, European Trademark and Design Attorney
maria.ojala@kolster.com
+358 40 669 0527

Hilkka Kerminen
European Trademark and Design Attorney
hilkka.kerminen@kolster.com
+358 40 632 6325

Leena-Maija Marsio
Director, Legal and Trademarks, Master of Laws
leena-maija.marsio@kolster.com
+358 50 516 9367

Sanna Häikiö
Associate Partner, Counsel, IP & Technology Law
sanna.haikio@kolster.com
+358 40 532 2511

Hannes Kankaanpää
Counsel, IP & Technology Law, Licensed Legal Counsel
hannes.kankaanpaa@kolster.com
+358 40 920 8703