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Transfers and name changes

It is essential to keep the owner information in the patent, trademark and design registers up to date.

Keeping name and transfer information up to date is important because it clarifies who owns the rights. When there is a change in the owner’s name or ownership relationship, it is the responsibility of the rights holder to update the new information in the register, as the authorities maintaining the registers do not make such updates on their own initiative. In case of acquisitions or mergers, it is particularly important that changes are handled quickly. This allows the the necessary information and documents on time. We are always in touch with the customer before taking any action, considering that making changes to the registry may require obtaining or preparing documents. Additionally, posting a change typically incurs regulatory fees. Foreign registrations often require translations of documents and consultation with local experts.

Contact
The customer will contact Boco IP for future changes.
Assignment
We will take care of any changes that come to our attention and we will contact the customer before taking any action. We review the documents required for changes with the customer.
Change in registration
We make registry changes as agreed with the customer to the registry authorities and provide the necessary supporting documents.
Translations
From time to time, translations of documents and consultation with local experts are required, especially for foreign registrations. We take care of these on behalf of the customer.

Pricing examples

Transfer of a Finnish trademark

Transfer of a Finnish trademark to a new proprietor: approx. € 400

Appr. 400 €
Transfer of an EU trade mark

Transfer of an EU trademark to a new holder: approx. € 300

300 €
Transfer of a Finnish patent

Transfer of a Finnish patent to a new holder: approx. € 400

Appr. 400 €

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Jenni Aho

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I work in the IT, mechanics and electrical group. I assist patent attorneys in all matters related to patent processing and handle external communications with clients and authorities. I previously worked in the patent field in 2002–2008. I have been by Boco IP since 2013.

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BBA
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Finnish, English, Swedish
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IP Legal Trainee

I work in the IP Legal Trainee position, where I assist in the processing and application of European, domestic, and international trademarks and designs. I have a strong international education and work background, having lived in China, Malaysia, and Estonia. I have received most of my education abroad and in 2022 I graduated (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)) from Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. I can serve customers fluently in Finnish and English.

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Finnish, English, Chinese and Spanish
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Golf, design, Chinese
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Saoussen Merdes

Trainee Patent Attorney

I have over 15 years of experience in research and education. Prior to joining Boco IP, I carried out research in the fields of solar energy and nanotechnology at Tokyo University of Science, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. I recently also worked as a Senior Scientist in a Finnish nanotechnology company. I joined the Physics & Electricity team of Boco IP in 2021. I advise our clients on matters related to patenting nano and semiconductor technologies.

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M.Sc. (semiconductor physics), PhD (electrical engineering)
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English, French, Arabic, German, Japanese, Swedish and Finnish
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Nina Virolainen

Patent Attorney

I assist and advise our clients in protection of inventions in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry including diagnostics, molecular biology, microbiology, immunochemistry and process chemistry. My area of expertise is also the protection of biotechnology, bioenergy and cleantech processes and solutions. In addition, I assist our clients with employee’s inventions, competitor tracking, freedom to operate assessments and novelty searches.

I have worked in the patent industry since 2017. Before that, I have several years of R&D experience in developing and implementing innovative biotechnology and environmental technology solutions, both as a university researcher and at a startup company. I got interested in the IPR industry after being an inventor in patent applications myself, so I have multifaceted experience in turning research into protected inventions that add value to their owner. The best part of my job is getting a glimpse into pioneering research in many different fields!

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PhD (Environmental Biotechnology), M.Sc.
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish, German
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Hanna Hausalo

Office Assistant

I work as a part-time Office Assistant while studying at university. My responsibilities include a variety of organizational and administrative tasks. I have been working at Boco IP since 2020.

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Studies in musicology
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Finnish, English, Swedish
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Anu Keinänen

European Patent Attorney, Partner

I am a physicist and therefore work on inventions in many different areas of technology. However, most of my assignments relate to information, micro- and nanotechnology. This role provides a great opportunity to work with technically creative people, and I see inventors as stars of their companies. In addition to patenting, I provide a service that enables companies to outsource employment invention processes so that mandatory obligations are met, and patenting supports company's businesses. In dispute cases, I have sat in both sides of the table, and have a specific interest in essential patents. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2011.

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M.Sc. (physics)
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Finnish, Swedish, English, German
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Jutta Schauman

IP Specialist, administration and formalities

I help with trademark and design matters and also assist our IP lawyers in the IP Legal team. I have been employed by Boco IP since 2011.

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M.Pol.Sc.
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Swedish, Finnish, English, Spanish
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Office Manager

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My task is to enable our experts to have a smooth and comfortable everyday life in many ways. In addition, I manage the purchase ledger and assist in financial administration. I am also involved in occupational safety and health and on the board of the personnel fund. I have been employed by Boco since 2017.

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BBA, HSO
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+358 9 6866 8413
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