MEDIA RELEASE │ September 30, 2019

The largest internationally recognized Russian certification and expert organization “Russian Register” and Kolster, one of the most established IP law firms in Europe, have signed a partnership agreement to promote and facilitate companies to enter new markets especially in Europe and Asia. The agreement was signed on September 24, 2019, at the Trade Representation of Russia in Finland.

The purpose of the partnership agreement is to integrate certification, patent, trademark and legal services, and provide innovative companies with the core services they will need when establishing business outside national borders on a one-stop basis. The services will be available at all offices of the Russian Register network, i.e. in 30 offices in Russia and 16 offices abroad, and at the Kolster offices in Finland, Germany and China. In addition, the companies will be supported by Kolster’s international IP partner network throughout the globe.

“The goal of this joint project is to provide our clients with an easy access to certification services complemented with a wide range of legal and IP services to protect, commercialise and defend the companies’ intellectual property. We cooperate with innovative export companies, business support infrastructure organisations such as the Russian export centers, technology parks and industrial parks”, says Arkady Vladimirtsev, Director General of the Russian Register Certification Association.

The importance of international cooperation between Finland and Russia was emphasized by Sergey Sinelnikov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Finland:

“Cooperation between Russian and Finnish companies is very important for the development of Russia's export strategy. We always aim at meeting the needs of enterprises from different countries and try to provide them with new business opportunities through good partnerships.”

Timo Helosuo, CEO of Kolster, sees the partnership as a value-adding new opportunity and a new innovative form of international business cooperation:

“I find it most natural to combine certification, IP and legal services, and thus help companies to bring their new innovative products to international markets more quickly and easily than before – and not only in Finland and Europe, but especially in the growing market in China with our China Desk services and local presence.”  

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The Russian Register Association
is the largest Russian internationally recognized certification and expert organization. It has the largest number of international, national and industry accreditations, notifications and recognitions among Russian certification bodies, including accreditation of the Federal Accreditation Service of the Russian Federation and members of the International Accreditation Forum IAF. This allows companies to solve problems related to business development and access to new markets. https://rusregister.ru

IP and legal service provider Kolster
is the oldest IP law firm in Finland, and one of the leading IP service providers in Europe, with accumulated experience in protecting, defending and commercialising inventions, designs and brands since 1874. Kolster’s clients include 26 % of Fortune Global Top 100 companies and 31 % of the world's best-known brands on the Forbes 100 list. The company provides local services in Finland, Germany and China, and in May 2019 Kolster opened a representative office in Russia.  https://www.kolster.fi/en

In the picture from left: Dmitri Zaitsev, General Director LLC KMS-Management, official representation of «Kolster» in Russia; Arkadiy Vladimircev, General Director Association Russian Register; Sergei Sinelnikov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Finland; Timo Helosuo, CEO of Kolster and Igor Ivanov, Head of marketing Department, official representation of «Kolster» in Russia.

Additional information

Arkady Vladimirtsev
Director General of the Russian Register Certification Association
rr@rusregister.ru
+7 812 670 9001

Timo Joutsenoja
Senior IPR Business Manager, Kolster
timo.joutsenoja@kolster.fi
+358 400 817045

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