Hilkka Kerminen

Hilkka Kerminen

“Multi-talented and well-versed in the complexities of trademark management, with a client industry background.”

Hilkka Kerminen has worked in the IP sector since 1990. Over the course of her long career, she has gained strong practical know-how and expertise in handling a wide range of issues related to the registration, changing and renewal of trademarks throughout their life cycle. She is well-versed in EU trademarks, the international trademarks registration system, and country-specific practices. Her expertise also extends to domain names and their related international practices. Hilkka has had ten years of experience as an industrial property right assistant at an international food industry company before she joined Kolster as a trademark specialist in 1999.

IP expertise

  • Assisting in the selection of business identifiers (trademarks and domain names)
  • All stage of the process for national trademark applications, EUTM applications, and trademarks applied from the international registration system.
  • Product/service classifications in cooperation with clients; official actions and responses; oppositions
  • Cost optimisation and forecasting for trademark applications
  • Extensive knowledge of country-specific practices and requirements

Client industries

  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications and media
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • ICT
  • Life sciences
  • Media and entertainment
  • Oil & gas
  • Paper and forest industry
  • Public services
  • Freight and logistics
  • Health care
  • High tech
  • Industrial equipment
  • Metals & mining
  • Software
  • Natural resources
  • Pharmaceuticals & medical products
  • Electric measurement technology
  • Utilities / cleantech
  • Telecommunications

IPR sector memberships

  • Finnish Association of Industrial Property Rights