Rankings, News/26 Jan 2018

Borenius’ Trademark Team Retain Its Gold and Silver Rankings in WTR 1000

We are delighted to be ranked once again amongst Finland’s leading IP law firms in the World Trademark Review 1000. This listing stands as a great endorsement of our IP team’s hard work and expertise.

WTR 1000 2018:

“With its large IP unit, impressive cross-border capabilities and A-to-Z trademark practice, Borenius stands tall in the Finnish and international branding realm. Global household names are quick to take advantage of all that is on offer here; Pernod Ricard, for example, instructs the group on trademark, domain name, marketing, contractual, regulatory and anti-counterfeiting matters. Continuous growth of the prosecution practice is an important ongoing storyline for the team, which manages global portfolios for the likes of top domestic entities Karl Fazer and Kesko with panache.”

Enforcement and litigation:

  • Firm ranking:
    • GOLD

Prosecution and strategy:

  • Firm ranking:
    • SILVER

The review also highlights our talented individuals, which reflects our passion to exceed our clients’ highest expectations.

“Managing much of this work is the ‘smart and helpful’ Lasse Laaksonen, whose knack for extracting the full potential from a brand has won him countless fans. There has been plenty of action on the contentious front, too; consummate litigator Ben Rapinoja has successfully represented Orifarm in a trademark dispute over the packaging of pharmaceutical products and secured a favourable settlement for client Original Buff in its spat with a Finnish clothing retailer. Meanwhile, anti-counterfeiting maven Åsa Krook has been representing Thane International in an important criminal case concerning the marketing and resale of counterfeit electrical appliances. ‘Åsa is always at the top of her game and is technically very skilled. She maps out strategies clearly and is fast and precise in her work and communication.’ The dexterous all-rounder’s practice is by no means limited to the fight against fakes; she recently advised Valio in an IP-rich sale transaction.”

  • 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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Ben Rapinoja



Lasse Laaksonen