Finland: Act No. 716/2016 of August 25, 2016, relating to Section 43b of the Trademarks Act

January 1, 2017

Finland: The Act No. 716/2016 of August 25, 2016, relating to Section 43b of the Trademarks Act was adopted on August 26, 2016, and entered into force on January 1, 2017.

The Act introduces amendments to Section 43b of the Trademarks Act relating to the possibility of appointment of more than two qualified expert members to participate in the hearing of trademark cases in the District Court, and the entitlement of the experts to reasonable compensation. These amendments are established in accordance with Chapter 17, sections 10(2) and 22 of the Court Act (Act No. 673/2016 of August 25, 2016), which repeals the Market Court Act (Act No. 99/2013, as amended up to Act No. 571/2015 of August 5, 2015).