18/02/2020

Castrén & Snellman’s Trademark Team Receive Gold and Silver Rankings in the WTR1000

Castrén & Snellman has once again been ranked as one of the leading law firms in Finland in the 2020 Edition of World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. In the 2020 survey, our firm was ranked in the Gold Category in prosecution and strategy, and in the Silver Category in enforcement and litigation.

According to the publication, ‘Castrén & Snellman’s IP department is incredible. It has quickly become a strong player on the market and the buzz that it generates has turned the heads of Finland’s biggest corporations’.

On the private practice side, WTR1000 ranked only seven individuals in the gold tier and as leading practitioners in anti-counterfeiting. Our firm’s partner, Head of IP Sakari Salonen, was again ranked in both of these individual top categories. Clients describe Sakari as ‘Very solution driven and reliable - you gain a lot from having him by your side’.

According to another client, Head of IP Prosecution Team Nina Mikander ‘gets straight to the point and counsels swiftly as well as comprehensively, all while being a joy to work with’.

Our IP litigation counsel Kim Parviainen made his first debut in the WTR1000 individual rankings. According to the publication, Parviainen and Salonen, ‘the dynamic duo have stamped out counterfeits for PopSockets and enforced Crocs’ 3D marks, and assist Google in marketing law and technology matters’.

WTR1000 is the only independent definitive guide decidated to identifying the world’s leading trademark professionals. The publication identifies the trademark industry’s talents in over 70 jurisdictions around the world. All the WTR1000 rankings for Finland can be found here.