Boco IP winning in IAM & WTR Global IP Awards 2022 in London 

Our European Patent Attorneys Jonna Sahlin, Marja Liisa Autti, Sini-Maaria Mikkilä and IP Lawyers Laura Roselius and Elina Heikkilä are present in London to receive the award. 

“This feels absolutely fantastic” says Chairman of the Board Jonna Sahlin when the award has been handed out. “We have worked very hard over the years, and we are extremely happy that our customers value Boco IP this high.  I would like to thank both our customers but also our devoted personnel who have met our customers’ expectations and made customer satisfaction this high.”  

What are the Global IP Awards? “The Global IP Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of law and attorney firms in litigation, prosecution and transactional work during 2021/2022. In total, 143 awards will be given to leading lights of the industry, highlighting the depth and spread of IP expertise available to corporate teams the world over.” 

The Global IP Awards 15 September 2022

Boco IP ranked a Leading Patent Prosecution Firm in Leaders League 

We are honored and very pleased to announce that for the first time ever, our firm is appraised as a leading firm in Leaders League for patent prosecution in Finland. Five of our experts: European Patent Attorney Karri Leskinen, European Patent Attorney Jaana Hämäläinen, European Patent Attorney Sini-Maaria Mikkilä, European Patent Attorney Jonna Sahlin and European Patent Attorney Christian Westerholm were listed in the ranking. 

Boco IP was also ranked a Leading firm in trademark prosecution. Here is the link to both rankings: 

https://www.leadersleague.com/en/firm/boco-ip/rankings

Leaders League specializes in putting together rankings and market research, used by a wide range of corporations and executives when making their decisions. 

Their rankings cover the entire business chain and serve as an up-to-date and essential guide for navigating international markets. 

Boco IP’s patent professionals can be reached with the following contact details: 

Karri Leskinen 
European Patent Attorney, Partner, Managing Director 
+358 40 067 7931 
karri.leskinen@bocoip.com 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/karrileskinen/ 

Jaana Hämäläinen  
European Patent Attorney, Partner  
+358 9 6866 8423 
jaana.hamalainen@bocoip.com 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaanahamalainen/ 

Sini-Maaria Mikkilä 
European Patent Attorney  
+358 50 591 0234 
sini-maaria.mikkila@bocoip.com 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sini-maaria-mikkila/ 

Jonna Sahlin 
European Patent Attorney, Partner, Chairman of the Board 
+358 40 536 1037 
jonna.sahlin@bocoip.com 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonnasahlin/ 

Christian Westerholm 
European Patent Attorney, Partner 
+358 9 6866 8469 
Christian.westerholm@bocoip.com 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-westerholm-022a3b2/ 

We are delighted to announce that Boco IP has been ranked a Leading firm in patent prosecution in Leaders League.
Boco IP leading firm also in patent prosecution in Leaders League.

Boco IP ranked a Leading Trademark Prosecution firm in Leaders League  

We are honored and very pleased to announce that for the first time ever, our firm is appraised as a Leading firm in Leaders League for trademark prosecution in Finland. Five of our experts: IP Lawyers Elina Heikkilä, Jerry Härkönen, Pamela Lönnqvist, Laura Roselius and Peter Åkerlund were listed in the ranking. 

Boco IP was also ranked a leading firm in patent prosecution. Here is the link to both rankings: 

https://www.leadersleague.com/en/firm/boco-ip/rankings

Leaders League puts together rankings and market research

Leaders League specializes in putting together rankings and market research, used by a wide range of corporations and executives when making their decisions. 

Their rankings cover the entire business chain and serve as an up-to-date and essential guide for navigating international markets. 

 Please do not hesitate to contact Boco IP’s trademark professionals with the following contact details: 

Elina Heikkilä 
IP Lawyer, Partner 
Elina.heikkilä@bocoip.com 
+358 9 6866 8415 
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/heikkila-elina 

Jerry Härkönen 
IP Advisor, IP Lawyer 
Jerry.harkonen@bocoip.com 
+358 9 6866 8433 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerryharkonen/ 

Pamela Lönnqvist 
IP Lawyer 
pamela.lonnqvist@bocoip.com 
+358 9 6866 8421 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-lonnqvist/ 

Laura Roselius 
IP Lawyer, Partner 
laura.roselius@bocoip.com 
+358 9 6866 8456 
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/lauraroselius 

Peter Åkerlund 
IP Lawyer, Partner 
peter.akerlund@bocoip.com 
+358 9 6866 8413 
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/pakerlund 

Boco IP ranked to the top (Leading firm) in Leaders League

IAM Patent 1000 2022 – Boco IP wins Gold 

According to the IAM, Boco IP “has had another banner year: it has seen an uptick in EPO matters, particularly from international clients; moved over to a new case-management platform which allows its IP experts to spend more valuable face-to-face time with clients; and onboarded several new practitioners to an already deep bench.”  

As described by IAM, the firm’s Managing Director and Partner,  Karri Leskinen, is entrusted with ”the most complex and super technical matters . You can undoubtedly rely on him to deliver work of the highest quality and the cooperation is guaranteed to be smooth too.”  Jonna Sahlin “is appreciated by patrons for her ability to communicate clearly, explain complex technical arguments to judges in a way that is easy to understand, and provide commercially insightful analyses that are vital to those looking to mitigate risk”. Jaana Hämäläinen “really gets to grips with the technology behind an invention and looks to build a great rapport with inventors, and as a result she brings great value to the patents she drafts.”  

”For those looking to overcome seemingly insurmountable oppositions hurdles, Christian Westerholm is a wise choice, while industrial machinery expert Sini-Maaria Mikkilä is a big-picture thinker with a great eye for detail and a tremendous knowledge of patenting processes across multiple jurisdictions. As a former senior IP manager at Nokia, Marja-Liisa Autti has an intimate understanding of the telecommunications industry and knows the best way forward in research and development (R&D) settings.” 

Anu Keinänen is described to be “extremely diligent and insightful” who is ”exceptionally talented at drafting applications due to her ability to cooperate well with inventors, understand the invention at its core, and formulate claims precisely and clearly.” 

Commenting on the results, Managing Director and Partner, Karri Leskinen said, “We are more than delighted about the results. Sincere thanks to our clients for the reviews they gave to the IAM researchers, and especially our devoted personnel for all the work that we have done together over the years.” 

Finland’s rankings can be found here: https://www.iam-media.com/rankings/patent-1000/country/finland 

Boco IP’s Jonna Sahlin ranked in the Top 250 Women in IP 2022


Jonna Sahlin, is European Patent Attorney and an Authorized Patent Attorney in Finland. She has also successfully completed the CEIPI course on Patent Litigation in Europe. She consults clients on matters relating to intellectual property and IP strategy and prosecutes Finnish and European patents in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, food industry, process technology and biofuels. She also handles opposition and appeal cases and has been involved in patent litigation cases as well as Finnish national utility model registration nullity actions. She further conducts freedom-to-operate analyses and prepares opinions on the interpretation of patents. She has been employed at Boco IP since 1998.

The list, first published in 2013, recognizes “senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.” The list is put together based on feedback and recommendations from clients and peers in the IP industry and clients and reflects to importance of the selected practitioners to the success of their firms.

More information about the individuals and their offices can be found on the IP Stars website: https://www.managingip.com/article/2a7cr03ux3sqhec2ycrgg/the-top-250-women-in-ip-2022

Boco IP was recently ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Managing IP 2022 IP Stars for trademark prosecution in Finland.

Boco IP was recently ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Managing IP 2022 IP Stars for trademark prosecution in Finland.

Background information about the IP Stars survey

IP STARS is the leading resource for companies or individuals looking for experienced legal practitioners for contentious and non-contentious IP advice around the world. The research for IP STARS covers a variety of IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, making it the most comprehensive and widely respected IP guide in the legal profession. The aspects assessed for the firm rankings include expertise, workload, market reputation, track record, outcomes achieved for clients as well as unique strengths in a given practice area. Judgements about which firms to include in the rankings, and which tier and practice area they should be in, take account of all this information. The data from the IP STARS research is also used for the Managing IP awards.

IP STARS is an exclusive rankings publication; they do not rank all firms and individuals offering IP services. There is no fee to pay or cost to participate in the research, firms and individuals are chosen based on merit through a rigorous and impartial research process and cannot buy entry into this award body. Participation in the research does also not guarantee ranking.

The rankings are based on the review submitted by firms, publicly available information as well as market feedback. The companies being ranked do not know which clients have been contacted or what their assessment has been.

Top Tier Firm 2022

For the first time ever, earlier this year Boco IP received the highest Tier 1 ranking in the IP Stars (Managing IP) this year; see https://www.ipstars.com/firm/boco-ip-finland/profile/101673#rankings. The results confirm Boco IP’s position as a high-quality expert in the trademark field, especially as regards the category for trademark prosecution.

These rankings highlight the quality and expertise of our trademark practice and of our commitment to provide the best IP solutions for our clients. We are delighted that our work has once again been so well noted in the international MIP rankings. We are indeed most grateful for the excellent feedback we have received and wish to thank both our clients and all our international colleagues participating in the study. The latest rankings continue the firm’s longstanding IP Stars success, as Boco IP has consistently been featured among the world’s top intellectual property firms.

Hey we are moving!

On 1 April 2022, Boco IP will move to new future premises in Kamppi, where a unique innovation centre has been renovated and is now ready.

The project was carried out in collaboration with CAPMAN and Innovation Home. Our magnificent new premises are located in the heart of Helsinki on Kansakoulukatu 3. You are most welcome to meet us in either Kamppi or Tampere. It would be nice to see you face-to-face, pop in for a cup of coffee.

As of 1 April 2022, our postal address is Boco IP, Kansakoulukatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Boco IP ranked a Tier 1 firm in IP Stars 2022 in Trademark Prosecution!

We are honored and very pleased to announce that for the first time ever, our firm is appraised as a Tier 1 firm in IP Stars for trademark prosecution in Finland.

We could not be happier to announce that Boco IP has moved to Tier 1 category in the new IP Stars rankings 2022 published this week. We are delighted that our work has been noted so well in the international rankings once again this year.

Background information about the IP Stars survey

IP STARS is the leading resource for companies or individuals looking for experienced legal practitioners for contentious and non-contentious IP advice. Managing IP has been covering IP law and practice since 1990.

The aspects assessed for the firm rankings include expertise, workload, market reputation, track record, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a given practice area. Judgements about which firms to include in the rankings, and which tier and practice area they should be in, take account of all this information. The data from the IP STARS research is also used for the Managing IP awards.
The research is rigorous and impartial. No firm or individual can pay to be ranked or to win any of the awards. There is no fee to pay to participate in the research.

Further information:

https://www.ipstars.com/firm/boco-ip-finland/profile/101673#rankings

Boco IP’s IP trademark professionals can be reached at the following addresses:

Elina Heikkilä
IP Lawyer, Partner
Elina.heikkilä@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8415
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/heikkila-elina

Jerry Härkönen
IP Advisor, IP Lawyer
Jerry.harkonen@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8433
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerryharkonen/

Pamela Lönnqvist
IP Lawyer
pamela.lonnqvist@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8421
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-lonnqvist/

Laura Roselius
IP Lawyer, Partner
laura.roselius@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8456
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/lauraroselius

Peter Åkerlund
IP Lawyer, Partner
peter.akerlund@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8413
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/pakerlund

WTR 1000 rankings for year 2022 have been published: Silver for Boco IP. We continue as a leading firm for protecting trademarks

WTR 1000 rankings for year 2022 have been published: Boco IP is also this year recommended as a leading firm for protecting trademarks. Professionals Peter Åkerlund, Laura Roselius, Elina Heikkilä and Pamela Lönnqvist are specifically mentioned in the research report.

World Trademark Review (WTR 1000) rankings for 2022 have just been published and there is a lot to celebrate as Boco IP is again ranked as one of the leading trademark firms in Finland.

Boco IP’s trademark practice and IP Lawyers are recognized in the 2022 ranking with the following words: “Boco IP dispatches instructions extremely professionally”: “Clients feel comfortable and secure in any recommendations it provides. One of its key strengths is the timely delivery of its work and the successful outcomes that come with it.”

“Pillars of the practice consists of  Peter Åkerlund, Laura Roselius, Elina Heikkilä and Pamela Lönnqvist. The “super-responsive and easy-going” Åkerlund executes tasks efficiently and with utmost precision. He works well with his colleagues and provides cost-effective, practical advice”. A master at navigating trademark processes throughout Europe, Heikkilä acquits herself with distinction when representing brand owners before administrative bodies; while litigator Lönnqvist receives praise for her “high service levels, expertise and brilliant advice”. A strategic thinker and a key contact for those looking to combat counterfeiters, Roselius maintains “an ambitious yet realistic workload and never drops the ball. Her ability to take care of multiple projects in parallel is a great strength. If you were to characterise her in a sentence, she is the complete package”

The results confirm Boco IP’s position as a high quality expert in the trademark field.

World Trademark Review WTR is an independent publication in the Intellectual Property field that researches and ranks leading trademark professionals in over 80 jurisdictions.

Boco IP’s IP trademark professionals can be reached at the following addresses:

Elina Heikkilä
IP Lawyer, Partner
Elina.heikkilä@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8415
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/heikkila-elina

Jerry Härkönen
IP Advisor, IP Lawyer
Jerry.harkonen@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8433
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerryharkonen/

Pamela Lönnqvist
IP Lawyer
pamela.lonnqvist@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8421
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-lonnqvist/

Laura Roselius
IP Lawyer, Partner
laura.roselius@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8456
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/lauraroselius

Peter Åkerlund
IP Lawyer, Partner
peter.akerlund@bocoip.com
+358 9 6866 8413
LinkedIn: https://fi.linkedin.com/in/pakerlund

Read more:
https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/rankings/wtr-1000/profile/firm/boco-ip#wtr-research

Karri Leskinen and Jonna Sahlin ranked best of the best in IAM Global Leaders 2022 list

IAM Global Leaders list ranks the world’s top private patent practice experts. As per the IAM Global Leaders announcement “To be considered to be included in the guide, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the Patent 1000 – the market-leading annual directory that identifies the top law and attorney firms and individuals in the world’s most important patent jurisdictions.”

IAM made a survey among the elite patent professionals globally and we would not be prouder that two of our distinguished patent professionals, Karri Leskinen and Jonna Sahlin, were listed in the highly esteemed group of IAM Global Leaders 2022. The criteria for the list are that this small group of merited patent professional has expertise and experience related to creating, protecting, managing, transacting and enforcing critical patent rights and they are able to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond delivering value to clients.

The list can be found here: https://www.iam-media.com/iam-global-leaders-2022

Karri Leskinen and Jonna Sahlin

Managing Director Karri Leskinen (partner) runs the company and actively participates in drafting and implementing the customers’ IPR strategies. He handles both Finnish and international patent applications in the field of chemistry, specializing in inventions related to food and process industries. In addition, Karri lectures, acts as an expert in patent litigation cases, gives statements and advises on patent rights in general. He has a wide-ranging experience in working as a patent attorney and he is a qualified European Patent Attorney. 

Chairman of the board Jonna Sahlin (partner) consults customers on matters relating to intellectual property rights and IPR strategy, especially in the fields of chemistry relating to biochemicals, biofuels and diagnostics. She is a European Patent Attorney and a Registered Patent Attorney in Finland and handles the patenting of inventions both in Finland and internationally. Jonna also conducts freedom-to-operate analyses, gives statements on the interpretation of patents and handles opposition cases.