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News / 5 Feb 2019

Borenius’ Trademark Team Retains its Gold and Silver Rankings in WTR 1000

We are honoured to be ranked as one of Finland’s leading IP law firms in the World Trademark Review 1000 right after being recognised by the Global IP Awards in January. This listing is a yet another great endorsement of our IP team’s hard work and expertise in the field of international intellectual property rights.

WTR 1000 2019:

“Well-established IP player” Borenius offers a cradle-to-grave brand protection service, which international industry leaders such as Pernod Ricard flock to. 

Enforcement and litigation:

  • Firm ranking – GOLD

Prosecution and strategy:

  • Firm ranking – SILVER

 

The review also recognises the continued successes of our talented individuals, which reflects our passion to exceed our clients’ highest expectations.

Åsa Krook demonstrates professional skills and is truly customer-focused. She is a favourite of big hitters such as Essity, Nestlé and Provio, which rely on her to stamp out counterfeiting. Krook is a nimble deal negotiator too, and recently assisted LänsiAuto in a franchise agreement with Enterprise Holdings.

In the courtroom Ben Rapinoja never fails to put in a strong performance. The mainstay litigator has been busy this year battling on behalf of L-Fashion Group in addition to defending Orifarm Group on a matter regarding the packaging of pharmaceutical products.

Lasse Laaksonen has played a crucial role in developing the prosecution practice at the firm; he manages Karl Fazer’s portfolio which consists of over 1,000 marks globally. ‘Pragmatic and solutions-oriented,’ Laaksonen also has a keen eye for IP commercialisation opportunities.

Individual rankings:

  • Åsa Krook – GOLD
  • Ben Rapinoja – SILVER
  • Lasse Laaksonen – SILVER

Individual rankings, Anti-counterfeiting:

  • Åsa Krook

The World Trademark Review 1000 is the only definitive guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the leading trademark law firms and individuals in over 70 global jurisdictions.

See the full Finland WTR 1000 rankings here.

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