Boco IP

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“The number one firm in Finland for prosecution work”, Boco IP “consistently delivers top-quality work and excellent customer service”. The past 12 months have seen new clients come on board, an increase in opposition and appeal work at both the local and European level, and a slew of new instructions from attorneys at law seeking the assistance of technical experts in court proceedings. The diversity of its talent base is reflected in the inclusion in the listings this year of chemists Karri Leskinen and Jonna Sahlin; life sciences sage Jaana Hämäläinen; mechanical engineer Christian Westerholm; and telecommunications and computer-implemented inventions maestros Marja Liisa Autti and Anu Keinänen. “A brilliant practitioner”, Leskinen is “extremely well regarded” for pharmaceutical instructions and regularly provides astute strategic advice in contentious proceedings. “Jonna’s excellent technical knowledge, precision and problem-solving attitude are highly appreciated”; while Hämäläinen’s flexible, client-centric approach resonates with top names in the food process industry. An authority on plant variety rights, she is also highly sought after as a technical expert in litigation proceedings. Oppositions are the metier of Westerholm: “His efficiency and timeliness ensure that nothing gets missed. He also has the ability to find a way forward in seemingly difficult situations.” Formerly a senior IP manager at Nokia, IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Liisa Autti is a discerning choice for strategic R&D matters. Keinänen is “exceptionally talented at drafting applications. She understands the core technical ideas, formulates a well-planned claim and is always extremely diligent and insightful in her work”. She comes recommended for demanding instructions in the high-tech industry. The group recently welcomed industrial machinery specialist Sini-Maaria Mikkila to the fold. “She defines complex technical concepts clearly and concisely, resulting in solid patent protection and the potential for strong arguments in opposition proceedings. Sini-Maaria is a big-picture thinker and her honest opinions keep businesses on track.”

Firm Profile

Established in 1928, Boco IP is an award-winning, internationally operating IP firm that has offered confidential, personal and flexible service for more than 90 years.

The firm employs approximately 35 attorneys and IP specialists with deep technological expertise across a diverse range of technical fields. Clients include companies working in medicine, the chemical industry, information and communications technology and the metal, mining and paper industries. Boco IP’s clients have regular contact with an attorney at the firm who understands both the technical aspects of clients’ inventions and the commercial aspects of clients’ businesses.

The firm’s 360

IP rights concept provides a comprehensive range of IP services designed to support every aspect of clients’ businesses, from drawing up IP strategies to assisting with innovation capture, protecting technologies or brands, defending existing IP rights or educating the client’s organisation.

As one of the longest-established IP firms in the Nordic countries, Boco IP has a long tradition of international collaboration and has created an extensive and trusted international network of patent attorneys.

The firm’s innovative atmosphere and care for its personnel have been key factors in its success. A good reputation as an employer continues to attract new experts to the team. Boco IP has also been nominated six years in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of the best places to work in Finland.

The firm’s core values influence its daily work:

  • People-oriented – our work involves close contact with people; we genuinely care about our customers and their individual needs. The same of course also holds true for our own personnel. We are open and our operation is based on the respect of each person as an individual.
  • Reliable – reliability is the cornerstone of all our activities. To us, reliability means commitment to our customers and ethical operation in all circumstances. We have longstanding relationships with many of our customers and we have been operating in the IP field for over 90 years.
  • Versatility – Boco IP is a versatile expert in the IP field. Our extensive experience has provided us with a profound insight into the field. We also invest in the continuous training of our personnel.
  • Customer-focused – all of our operations are based on our clients’ needs; listening to the customer is the starting point for everything we do. We actively communicate with our customers and are also capable of great flexibility as the need arises.

Boco IP has a wide range of technological expertise in the following sectors and industries:

  • agriculture;
  • automotive;
  • biochemistry and biotech;
  • biology;
  • chemistry;
  • computer science;
  • construction;
  • cybersecurity;
  • diagnostic;
  • electronics;
  • energy (eg, wind and solar);
  • food science;
  • gaming;
  • life sciences;
  • marine;
  • mechanical engineering;
  • medical devices;
  • mining;
  • nanotech;
  • oil and gas;
  • optical science;
  • pharmaceuticals;
  • physics;
  • pulp and paper;
  • recycling and waste management;
  • robotics;
  • semi-conductors;
  • sensors;
  • software;
  • sports equipment;
  • telecoms; and
  • water purification.

Our trademark professionals’ solid know-how of the EU trademark system, among others, enables us to offer assistance and services for trademark matters in the European Union. As professional representatives before the EU Intellectual Property Office, we can assist with the prosecution of all EU trademark applications, as well as with oppositions, renewals and other EU trademark matters.

We assist our customers with both threatening and active IP rights disputes in Finland and other countries. We have longstanding and thorough experience in IP litigation and all related matters.

Boco IP offers other types of legal services, such as due diligence services and licensing. We also help our customers with cooperation agreements and subcontracting agreements. In addition, we assist our customers with company and technology acquisitions using our technical and legal know-how.

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