Wilmark Oy offers a comprehensive array of brand protection and intellectual property law services, specializing in trade marks and designs. Our services include:

  • trade mark and design management, prosecution and registration services.
  • clearance searches and watching services
  • contract drafting
  • copyright and domain names

    Please find details of all our services below.

    Ville Patja
    IP Lawyer, LLM
    Trade Mark and Design Attorney (EU, Finland, UK)

    Ville Patja has worked as a lawyer and trade mark and design attorney for 15 years. From 2002 to 2008 Ville worked for Bristows, one of the top IP law firms in the UK. During his time at Bristows Ville qualified as a UK Trade Mark Attorney and handled portfolios of very large clients such as Diageo and the BBC. Since returning to Finland Ville has worked for Berggren and Tampereen Patenttitoimisto (a part of Berggren) dealing with various top 20 companies in Finland as well as small to medium firms and start-ups.

  • We advise on all matters relating to trade marks. We offer a global trade mark protection service and are able handle clients of all sizes regardless of the sector of industry. We obtain trade mark protection for clients in all countries either directly of with support of trusted local agents. We offer tailored advice to the specific needs of each client, no matter what their situation.

    Trade mark strategy

  • review clients existing portfolio and offer advice on its strengths and weaknesses.
  • advise on best protection strategy for a trade mark and manage its implementation worldwide.
  • help to design internal systems for efficient and effective management of trade mark rights.
  • provide training related to trade marks e.g. the correct use of trade marks.
  • drafting of trade mark guidelines.
  • review competitor and sector activity worldwide and help plan strategy accordingly.

    Trade mark protection

  • we conduct and analyze availability searches for your mark in all jurisdictions.
  • we advise on whether a particular trade mark can be registered and, if needed, consider possible alternative types of protection.
  • file and prosecute trade mark applications through to registration.

    Watching service

  • we implement a world-wide watching service to alert you to identical or similar trade marks filed by 3rd parties in countries of interest.

    Other trade mark services

  • Advisory services; trade mark advice on all issues including validity and the infringement of clients' and 3rd party trade marks.
  • bring and defend actions for the revocation of trade marks world-wide either directly or through trusted local agents.
  • handle trade mark oppositions in relevant trade mark offices world-wide.
  • assignment and transfer of trade mark rights.
  • drafting of assignments and licences.

  • Registered designs are a form of IP protection, that can be used to protect product shapes, ornamentation and branding. We offer a world-wide design protection and advisory service for all types of clients either directly or with support of trusted local agents.

    Design strategy

  • we offer tailored advice relating to all aspects of designs.
  • we advise on how designs work best as a part of your overall IP protection strategy.
  • review competitor and sector activity in countries of interest.
  • advise of possible alternatives in instances when a design cannot be registered.

    Design protection

  • conduct availability searches where applicable
  • we advise on whether a particular design can be registered and, if needed, consider possible alternative types of protection.
  • file and prosecute trade mark applications through to registration.

    Other design services

  • advisory services; design advice on all issues including validity and the infringement of clients' and 3rd party trade designs.
  • bring and defend actions for the revocation of designs world-wide either directly or through trusted local agents.
  • assignment and transfer of trade design rights.
  • drafting of assignments and licences.

  • We advise on the licensing, transfer and securisation of IP rights.

    Drafting, negotiating and advising on various commercial contracts including:

  • IT contracts
  • confidentiality agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • franchising agreements
  • agency agreements
  • distribution agreements
  • website end user agreements

  • Domain names

    Domain management services

  • availability searches and registration of domains world-wide.
  • handle domain name disputes either directly or through trusted local agents.
  • handle and advise on domain name portfolio management

  • Copyright

  • World wide advice on copyright matters either directly or through trusted local agents.
  • Registration of copyright in applicable countries.
  • Drafting of agreements related to copyright transactions.



  • Address:

    Kyllikinraitti 9 As 4
    33500 Tampere

    Phone:

    +358 50 382 3288

    Email:

    info[at]wilmark.fi
    ville.patja[at]wilmark.fi

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