Share capital and walnut furniture
The patent agency was founded in 1928 under the name Borenius & Co. From the very beginning, the company had, at its core, IP expertise and a global outlook. The founder of the company, Robert Borenius, studied engineering in Bingen, Germany, and at the request of his German business acquaintances he established a patent agency in Finland.
The articles of incorporation were signed by the Borenius family and family friends. The papers show the company’s assets as 35,000 Finnish marks in share capital and some items of walnut furniture. The company assets were listed down to the last curtain and piece of carpet.
Robert Borenius embodied the spirit of Boco IP: innovative and highly productive, with the desire to drive development forward. He was a founding member of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys, founded in the same year as Boco IP, and also one of the founders of the Finnish National Broadcasting Company, Yle.