Central Industrial Property Office

Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus
(Finnish Patent and Registration Office)
00091 PRH

Client Service:
Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C
HELSINKI

Tel. +358 29 5095000
Fax +358 29 5095328

www.prh.fi

registry@prh.fi

 

1. Transfer of rights

2. Licences and other rights

1

Which supporting documents must be filed?

(i) by transaction (e.g. sale, merger, transfer of title)

- sale: copy of the dated deed of transfer signed by the proprietor

- merger: copy or extract from the commercial register

(ii) by operation of law (e.g. succession, insolvency, compulsory execution): copy of relevant document


§ 44 PA
§ 42 PD

Copy or extract of the licence agreement


§ 44 PA
§ 42 PD

2

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

No


No


3

Must a form be used?

No


No


4

Special fee payable?

EUR 100 for each entry

Registering a change of the applicant's/patentee's name, address or patent agent: no fee


EUR 100


5

Entries and data recorded in the register

Transfer of rights, licences, pledges

Registration of transfers and licences has declaratory effect.

§ 44 PA
§ 42 PD

Registration of pledge agreement has legal effect.

§ 54 PA


 

6

Is a transfer registered by the EPO under Rule 85 EPC recognised?

Yes

A transfer recorded in the EPO European Patent Register is recognised by the PRH. Only where the PRH has not yet been informed of a transfer under R. 85 EPC is a copy of the EPO certificate (EPO Form 2544) required.


 

7

Special features

Documents not drafted in Finnish, Swedish or English must be accompanied by a translation, if so required by the PRH.


 

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