08/02/2024

Castrén & Snellman’s Trademark team receive gold rankings in the WTR 1000

Castrén & Snellman has once again been ranked as one of the leading law firms in Finland in the 2024 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 – the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. In the 2024 survey, our firm received top-tier gold rankings in enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy.

According to the publication, Castrén & Snellman’s IP department ‘oversees the global trademark protection and enforcement work on behalf of many market leaders, such as Valio, Finland’s largest dairy business and food exporter’.

On the private practice side, the WTR 1000 ranked seven individuals in the gold tier and only six individuals as leading practitioners in anti-counterfeiting. Our firm’s partner Sakari Salonen, Head of IP, was once again ranked in both of these individual top categories. Head of IP Prosecution Nina Mikander was ranked in the silver tier, and IP & Tech partner Kim Parviainen in the bronze tier. IP Counsel Tiina Orre makes her WTR 1000 debut with a bronze tier ranking.

Sakari, Nina and Kim are described as ‘the trio who are a receipt for success when it comes to strategy and litigation’.

Another client appreciates Tiina’s ‘business-savvy branding advice, which comes underpinned by deep unfair competition marketing, and consumer know-how’.

WTR 1000 is the only independent definitive guide dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark professionals. The publication identifies the trademark industry’s talents in over 80 jurisdictions around the world. All the WTR 1000 rankings for Finland can be found here.