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Aland Islands Trademark Registration 

Note that, in order to obtain protection in Aland Islands, you must register your trademark in Finland; there is no local trademark for Aland Islands.

A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Aland Islands through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 10 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Finland, do I have protection in other territories?

    A registered trademark in this jurisdiction is protected in all geographical areas of Finland and the Aland Islands.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes. All applicants are mandated to submit a power of attorney.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Yes. Pre-filing use lets the applicant show the mark’s distinctiveness and overcome challenges based on non-distinctiveness.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Unless a valid reason can be provided, a trademark that is not in used for 5 consecutive years will be cancelled by a civil court order.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Finland?

    Marks that can be replicated graphically and can help distinguish a good/service from its counterparts are acceptable for registration. It can be a: 

    • Name
    • Word
    • Slogan
    • Colour
    • Device
    • Shape (must be 3-dimensional)
    • Sound
    • Smell
    • Motion
    • Hologram
    • Trade dress
    • Touch
    • Taste
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Finland?

    The sequence of the application procedure is as follows: 

    1. Examination – The trademark examiners will look at the application’s formality, clarity, classification, deceptiveness, distinctiveness, descriptiveness and conflicts with prior applications.
    2. Registration – The application will go through a prosecution process and if there are no grounds for refusal, the registration certificate will be issued.
    3. Publication – The following particulars will be published in print and online:
      • mark
      • applicant’s country of incorporation
      • goods/services
      • name, citizenship and address of applicant
      • date and number of application
      • priority claim
      • representation
      • status
  • What type of trademark is non-registrable?

    These marks are prohibited from registration: 

    • Marks that contradict morality and public policy
    • General words or generic terms
    • Marks that do not display acquired distinctiveness
    • Marks that serve primarily as a surname
    • Marks that use flags, names or symbols of states, regions, nations and international organizations
    • Marks that serve principally as names of geographic locations
  • Does Finland use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Yes. This jurisdiction uses the Nice Classification system. However, it use for administrative importance only without any legal bearing.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Finland?

    Yes. Community Trademark registration is effective in Finland.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Finland?

    Yes. The date of your home application can be claimed as the application date in Finland if: 

    • Your home country is a signatory of the Paris Convention
    • The home application date is within 6 months prior to the application date in Finland
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    The mark must be active within 5 years from the registration date. It must be for commercial use and must occur in Finland.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    Registered marks in Finland are initially valid for 10 years counting from the date of its registration.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal will be on the 10th year from the date the registration was granted.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Yes. You may legally use a mark for selling goods/services even if it’s not yet registered.


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