World Intellectual Property Organization

List of the Notified Laws and Regulations of Finland [1]

Brief Descriptions

Principal Laws and Regulations concerning Intellectual Property

(Instrument name, date of issue and number of the instrument, date of entry into force)

Copyright and related rights

Main legal instruments:

Copyright Act, adopted on 8 July 1961/404, entry into force on 1 September 1961

- Tekijänoikeuslaki

- Upphovsrättslag

Act amending Sections 25 b ja 48 of the Copyright Act, adopted on 30 April 2010/307, entry into force on 1 May 2010

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain 25 b ja 48 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 25 b och 48 i upphovsrättslagen

Act amending Sections 26 d and 26 l of the Copyright Act, adopted on 22 December 2009/1442, entry into force on 1 January 2010

 - Laki tekijänoikeuslain 26 d ja 26 l §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 26 d och 26 l i upphovsrättslagen

Act amending Section 26 a of the Copyright Act, adopted on 31 October 2008/663, entry into force on 1 January 2009

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain 26 a §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 26 a § i upphovsrättslagen

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 28 December 2007/1436, entry into force on 1 January 2008.

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 22 December 2006/1228, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/679, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 5 May 2006/345, entry into force on 1 June 2006

 - Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Copyright Decree, adopted on 21 April 1995/574, entry into force on 1 May 1995

- Tekijänoikeusasetus

- Upphovsrättsförordning

Decree of the Council of State amending Section 7 of the Copyright Decree, adopted on 18 December 2008, entry into force on 1 January 2009

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tekijänoikeusasetuksen 7 §:n muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av 7 § i upphovsrättsförordningen

Decree of the Council of State amending the Copyright Decree, adopted 3 January 2008/1, entry into force on 14 January 2008

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tekijänoikeusasetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av upphovsrättsförordningen

Decree of the Council of State amending the Copyright Decree, adopted 14 December 2006/1173, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tekijänoikeusasetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av upphovsrättsförordningen

Related legal instruments:

Decree of the Council of State on Blank Tape Levy in the year 2010, adopted on 10 December 2009/1043, entry into force on 1 January 2010

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tallentamattomien ääni- ja kuvanauhojen ja muiden tallennuslaitteiden valmistuksesta ja maahantuonnista suoritettavan maksun suuruudesta vuonna 2010

- Statsrådets förordning om storleken på den upphovsrättsliga avgift som skall betalas vid tillverkning och import av oinspelade ljud- och bildbandandra inspelningsmedier år 2010

Decree of the Council of State on Blank Tape Levy in the year 2009, adopted on 18 December 2008/1010, entry into force on 1 January 2009

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tallentamattomien ääni- ja kuvanauhojen ja muiden tallennuslaitteiden valmistuksesta ja maahantuonnista suoritettavan maksun suuruudesta vuonna 2009

- Statsrådets förordning om storleken på den upphovsrättsliga avgift som skall betalas vid tillverkning och import av oinspelade ljud- och bildbandandra inspelningsmedier år 2009

Decree of the Ministry of Education on Blank Tape Levy, adopted on 20 December 2007/1357, entry into force on 1 January 2008

- Opetusministeriön asetus tallentamattomien ääni- ja kuvanauhojen ja muiden tallennuslaitteiden valmistuksesta ja maahantuonnista suoritettavan maksun suuruudesta

- Undervisningsministeriets förordning om storleken på den upphovsrättsliga avgift som skall betalas vid tillverkning och import av oinspelade ljud- och bildband andra inspelningsmedier

Decree of the Ministry of Education on Blank Tape Levy, adopted on 20 December 2006/1241, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Opetusministeriön asetus tallentamattomien ääni- ja kuvanauhojen ja muiden tallennuslaitteiden valmistuksesta ja maahantuonnista suoritettavan maksun suuruudesta

- Undervisningsministeriets förordning om storleken på den upphovsrättsliga avgift som skall betalas vid tillverkning och import av oinspelade ljud- och bildband andra inspelningsmedier

 

Trademarks

Trademarks Act, adopted on 10 January 1964/7, entry into force on 1 June 1964

- Tavaramerkkilaki

- Varumärkeslag

Act amending Section 49 of the Trademarks Act, adopted on 14 May 2010/393, entry into force 1 December 2010

- Laki tavaramerkkilain 49 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 49 § i varumärkeslagen

Act amending the Trademarks Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/680, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki tavaramerkkilain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av varumärkeslagen

Trademarks Decree, adopted on 29 May 1964/296, entry into force on 1 June 1964 as amended up to May 2000 (370/2000)

- Tavaramerkkiasetus

- Varumärkesförordning

Act on Collective Marks, adopted on 5 December 1980/795, entry into force on 1 March 1981

- Yhteismerkkilaki

- Lag om kollektivmärken

Act amending Section 1 of the Act on Collective Marks, adopted 25 January 1993/40, entry into force on 1 February 1993

- Laki yhteismerkkilain 1 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 1 § lagen om kollektivmärken

 

Geographical indications

Related legal instruments:

Decision of the Ministry of the agriculture and forestry on geographical indications and designations of origin, adopted 17 October 2007/907, entry into force on 1 November 2007

- Maa- ja metsätalousministeriön asetus maataloustuotteiden ja elintarvikkeiden nimisuojasta

- Jord- och skogsbruksministeriets beslut om namnskydd för jordbruksprodukter och livsmedel

 

Industrial Designs

Design Protection Act, adopted on 12 March 1971/221, entry into force on 1 April 1971

- Mallioikeuslaki

- Mönsterrättslag

Act amending Section 44 of the Design Protection Act, adopted on 14 May 2010/394, entry into force 1 January 2010

- Laki mallioikeuslain 44 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 44 § i mönsterrättslagen

Act amending the Design Protection Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/685, entry into force on 1 September 2006.

- Laki mallioikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av mönsterrättslagen

Design Protection Decree, adopted on 2 April 1971/252, entry into force on 1 April 1971 as amended up to August 2002 (620/2002)

- Mallioikeusasetus

- Mönsterrättsförordning

 

Patents (including plant variety protection and utility model protection)

Main legal instruments:

Patents Act, adopted on 15 December 1967/550, entry into force on 1 January 1968

- Patenttilaki

- Patentlag

Act amending Section 70 of the Patents Act, adopted on 14 may 2010, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki patenttilain 70 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag on ändring av 70 § i patentlagen

Act amending the Patents Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/684, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki patenttilain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av patentlagen

Act amending Section 3 of the Patents Act, adopted on 21 April 2006/295, entry into force on 1 May 2006

- Laki patenttilain 3 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 3 § i patentlagen

Patents Decree, adopted on 26 September 1980/669, entry into force on 1 October 1980

- Patenttiasetus

- Patentförordning

Decree of the Council of State adding a new Section 42 a on the Patents Decree, adopted on 11 September 2008/603, entry into force on 1 October 2008

- Valtioneuvoston asetus uuden 42 a §:n lisäämisestä patenttiasetukseen

- Statsrådets förordning om fogande av en ny 42 a § till patentförordningen

Decree of the Council of State amending the Patents Decree, adopted on 29 November 2007/1118, entry into force on 13 December 2007

- Valtioneuvoston asetus patenttiasetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av patentförordningen

Act on Plant Variety Rights, adopted on 22 December 2009/1279 entry into force on 1 January 2010 repelled Act on Plant Variety Rights adopted on 21 August 1992/789

- Laki kasvinjalostajanoikeudesta

- Lag om växtförädlarrätt

Decree on Plant Variety Rights, adopted on 9 October 1992/907, entry into force on 15 October 1992

- Asetus kasvinjalostajanoikeudesta

- Förordning om växtförädlarrätt

Decree of the Council of State amending the decree on Plant Variety Rights, adopted on 13 September 2007/844, entry into force on 24 September 2007

- Valtioneuvoston asetus kasvinjalostajanoikeudesta annetun asetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av förordningen om växtförädlarrätt

Utility Model Act, adopted on 10 May 1991/800, entry into force on 1 January 1992

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta

- Lag om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending Section 45 of the Utility Model Act, adopted on 14 May 2010/395, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 45 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 45 § i lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 7 November 2008/700, entry into force on 1 December 2008.

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/686, entry into force on 1 September 2006.

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 22 December 1995/1696, entry into force partly on 1 January 1996 and partly on 1 March 1996

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 8 December 1995/1396, entry into force on 1 January 1996

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending Sections 39 and 41 of the Utility Model Act, adopted on 21 April 1995/720, entry into force on 1 September 1995

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 39 ja 41 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 39 och 41 §§ lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 18 December 1992/1410, entry into force on 1 January 1995

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 3 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 3 § lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 13 November 1992/1037, entry into force on 1 March 1993

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 46 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 46 § lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 26 June 1992/580, entry into force on 1 September 1992

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 23 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 23 § lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Utility Model Decree, adopted on 5 December 1991/1419, entry into force on 1 January 1992

- Asetus hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta

- Förordning om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Decree of the Council of State amending the Utility Model Decree, adopted on 6 November 701/2008, entry into force on 1 December 2008

- Valtioneuvoston asetus hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun asetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av förordningen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Related legal instruments:

Act on Right in Employee Inventions, adopted on 29 December 1967/656, entry into force on 1 January 1968

- Laki oikeudesta työntekijän tekemiin keksintöihin

- Lag om rätt till arbetstagares uppfinningar

Act amending the Act on Right in Employee Inventions, adopted on 19 May 2006/370, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Laki oikeudesta työntekijän tekemiin keksintöihin annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om rätt till arbetstagares uppfinningar

Decree on Right in Employee Inventions, adopted on 10 June 1988/527, entry into force on 1 October 1988 as amended up to January 2001 (1218/2000)

- Asetus oikeudesta työntekijän tekemiin keksintöihin

- Förordning om rätt till arbetstagares uppfinningar

Act on the Right in Inventions made at Higher Education Institutions, adopted on 19 May 2006/369, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Laki oikeudesta korkeakouluissa tehtäviin keksintöihin

- Lag om rätt till uppfinningar vid högskolor

Act on Inventions of Importance to the Defence of the Country, adopted on 15 December 1967/551, entry into force on 1 January 1968 as amended up to April 1997 (245/1997)

- Laki maanpuolustukselle merkittävistä keksinnöistä

- Lag om uppfinningar av betydelse för landets försvar

 

Layout-designs (topographies) of integrated circuits

Act on the Exclusive Right in the Layout-Design of an Integrated Circuit, adopted on 11 January 1991/32, entry into force on 1 July 1991

- Laki yksinoikeudesta integroidun piirin piirimalliin

- Lag om ensamrätt till kretsmönster för integrerade kretsar

Act amending Section 44 of the Act on the Exclusive Right in the Layout-Design of an Integrated Circuit, adopted on 14 May 396/2010, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki yksinoikeudesta integroidun piirin piirimalliin annetun lain 44 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 44 § i lagen om ensamrätt till kretsmönster för integrerade kretsar

Act amending the Act on the Exclusive Right in the Layout-Design of an Integrated Circuit, adopted on 21 July 681/2006, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki yksinoikeudesta integroidun piirin piirimalliin annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om ensamrätt till kretsmönster för integrerade kretsar

Decree on the Exclusive Right in the Layout-Design of an Integrated Circuit, adopted on 14 June 1991/946, entry into force on 1 July 1991, as amended up to December 1999 (694/1999)

- Asetus yksinoikeudesta integroidun piirin piirimalliin

- Förordning om ensamrätt till kretsmönster för integrerade kretsar

 

Protection of undisclosed information

Main legal instruments:

Unfair Business Practices Act, adopted on 22 December 1978/1061, entry into force on 1 January 1979

- Laki sopimattomasta menettelystä elinkeinotoiminnassa

- Lag om otillbörligt förfarande i näringsverksamhet

Act amending the Unfair Business Practices Act, adopted on 29 August 2008/562, entry into force on 1 October 2008

- Laki sopimattomasta menettelystä elinkeinotoiminnassa annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om otillbörligt förfarande i näringsverksamhet

Related legal instruments:

Penal Code 1889/39: Chapter 30: Crimes relating to Business Practices, adopted on 24 August 1990/769, entry into force on 1 January 1991

- Rikoslaki 30 luku: Elinkeinorikoksista

- Strafflag 30 kapitel: Om Näringsbrott

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted on 14 August 2009/641, entry into force on 1 November 2009

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

Act amending Chapter 30 of the Penal Code, adopted 19 December 2008/940, entry into force on 1 July 2009

- Laki rikoslain 30 luvun muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 30 kap. i strafflagen

Act amending Chapter 30 of the Penal Code, adopted 13 April 2007/474, entry into force 1 July 2007

- Laki rikoslain 30 luvun muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 30 kap. i strafflagen

Act amending Chapter 30, Section 12 of the Penal Code, adopted on 8 June 2006/467, entry into force 1 July 2006

- Laki rikoslain 30 luvun 12 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 30 kap. 12 § i strafflagen

Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted on 21 May 1999/621, entry into force on 1 December 1999, as amended up to October 2005/701

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta

- Lag om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Act amending Section 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 14 May 2010/374, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain 24 §:n  muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 24 § i lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Act amending Section 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 24 April 2009/274, entry into force on 1 May 2009

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain 24 §:n  muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 24 § i lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Act amending Sections 11 and 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 15 June 2007/713, entry into force on 1 January 2008

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain 11 ja 24 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 11 och 24 § i lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Act amending the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 30 March 2007/385, entry into force on 1 October 2007

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Decree on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted on 12 November 1999/1030, entry into force on 1 December 1999, as amended up to May 2002/380

- Asetus viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta ja hyvästä tiedonhallintatavasta

- Förordning om offentlighet och god informationshantering i myndigheternas verksamhet  

Decree of the Council of State on data protection in the state administration, adopted on 1 July 2010/681, entry into force on 1 October 2010

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tietoturvallisuudesta valtionhallinnossa

- Statsrådets förordning on informationssäkerheten inom statsförvaltningen

 

Other Laws and Regulations

Prevention of the abuse of intellectual property rights

Act on Restrictions on Competition, adopted on 27 May 1992/480, as amended up to May 2004/318

- Laki kilpailunrajoituksista

- Lag om konkurrensbegränsningar

Act amending the Act on Restrictions on Competition, adopted on 22 December 1516/2009, entry into force on 1 January 2010

- Laki kilpailunrajoituksista annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om konkurrensbegränsningar

Act amending Section 11 c of the Act on Restrictions on Competition, adopted on 18 July 2008/528, entry into force 1 October 2008

- Laki kilpailunrajoituksista annetun lain 11 c §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 11 c § i lagen om konkurrensbegränsningar

Act amending Section 11 a of the Act on Restrictions on Competition, adopted on 9 February 2007/143, entry into force 15 February 2007

- Laki kilpailunrajoituksista annetun lain 11 a §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 11 a § i lagen om konkurrensbegränsningar

Unfair Business Practices Act, adopted on 22 December 1978/1061, as amended up to July 2002/461

- Laki sopimattomasta menettelystä elinkeinotoiminnassa

- Lag om otillbörligt förfarande i näringsverksamhet

Act amending the Unfair Business Practices Act, adopted on 29 August 562/2008, entry into force on 1 October 2008

- Laki sopimattomasta menettelystä elinkeinotoiminnassa annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om otillbörligt förfarande i näringsverksamhet

 

Civil judicial procedures and remedies [2]

Code of Judicial Procedure, as amended up to 24 June 2010/650, enforcement with the latest amendments January 2011

- Oikeudenkäymiskaari

- Rättegångsbalk

Act of the Market Court, adopted on 28 December 2001/1527, repealed the Act on the Market Court 1978/41 (Laki markkinatuomioistuimesta) as amended up 30 April 2010 (323/2010)

- Markkinaoikeuslaki

- Marknadsdomstolslag

Act to Safeguard the Evidence in Civil Actions Concerning Intellectual Property Rights, adopted on 7 April 2000/344, entry into force 1 May 2000

- Laki todistelun turvaamisesta teollis- ja tekijänoikeuksia koskevissa riita-asioissa

- Lag om säkerställande av bevisning i tvistemål som gäller immateriella rättigheter

Act amending the Act to Safeguard the Evidence in Civil Actions Concerning Intellectual Property Rights, adopted on 21 July 2006/678, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki todistelun turvaamisesta teollis- ja tekijänoikeuksia koskevissa riita-asioissa annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om säkerhetställande av bevisning i tvistemäl som gäller immateriella rättigheter

 

Provisional judicial measures

Code of Judicial Procedure, as amended up to 24 June 2010/650, enforcement with the latest amendments January 2011

- Oikeudenkäymiskaari

- Rättegångsbalk

Act of the Market Court, adopted on 28 December 2001/1527, repealed the Act on the Market Court 1978/41 (Laki markkinatuomioistuimesta) as amended up 30 April 2010 (323/2010)

- Markkinaoikeuslaki

- Marknadsdomstolslag

 

Special requirements related to border measures

Customs Act, adopted on 29 December 1994/1466, as amended up to September 2010 (533/2010)

- Tullilaki

- Tullag

 

Criminal procedures and penalties

Code of Judicial Procedure, as amended up to 24 June 2010/650, enforcement with the latest amendments January 2011

- Oikeudenkäymiskaari

- Rättegångsbalk

Penal Code 1889/39: Chapter 49: On Offences against Certain Intellectual Property Rights, adopted on 21 April 1995/578

- Rikoslaki 49 luku: Eräiden aineettomien oikeuksien loukkaamisesta

- Strafflag 49 kapitel: Om kränkning av vissa immaterialla rättigheter

Act amending Section 2 of the Chapter 49 of the Penal Code, adopted on 22 December 2009/1281, entry into force on 1 January 2010

- Laki rikoslain 49 luvun 2 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring 49 kap. 2 § i strafflagen

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted 11 May 2007/540, entry into force 1 September 2007

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

Act amending Chapter 49 of the Penal Code, adopted 14 October 2005/822, entry into force 1 January 2006

- Laki rikoslain 49 luvun muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 49 kap. i strafflagen

Act amending Section 1 of Chapter 49 of the Penal Code, adopted 3 April 1998/251, entry into force 15 April 1998

- Laki rikoslain 49 luvun 1 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 49 kap. 1 § i strafflagen

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted 21 August 1995/1010, entry into force 1 September 1995

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted 21 April 1995/578, entry into force 1 September 1995

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

 

Administrative procedures and remedies and other laws

Act on the Appellation Proceedings before the National Board of Patents and Registration, adopted on 26 June 1992/576, as amended up to January 2007 (2006/1266)

- Laki patentti- ja rekisterihallituksen valitusasioiden käsittelystä

- Lag om behandling av besvärsärenden vid patent- och registerstyrelsen

Decree on the Appellation Proceedings before the National Board of Patents and Registration, adopted on 21 August 1992/800, as amended up to January 2003 (950/2002)

- Asetus patentti- ja rekisterihallituksen valitusasioiden käsittelystä

- Förordning om behandling av besvärsärenden vid patent- och registerstyrelsen

Administrative Judicial Procedure Act, adopted on 26 July 1996/586, repealed the Act on the Administrative Appellation Proceedings 1950/154 (Laki muutoksenhausta hallintoasioissa) and the Act on Extraordinary Appeal in Administrative Matters 1966/2000 (Laki ylimääräisestä muutoksenhausta hallintoasioissa), as amended up to August 2010 (582/2010)

- Hallintolainkäyttölaki

- Förvaltiningsprocesslag

Act on Trade Names, adopted on 2 February 1979/128, as amended up to November 2006 (910/2006)

- Toiminimilaki

- Firmalag

 

Brief Descriptions of Laws and Regulations relating to the Intellectual Property Rights - Finland

Principal Laws and Regulations concerning Intellectual Property

Title, Date of adoption and Entry into force

Brief Description

Copyright and related rights

Main legal instruments:

 

Act amending Sections 25 b and 48 of the Copyright Act, adopted on 30 April 2010/307, entry into force on 1 May 2010

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain 25 b ja 48 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 25 b och 48 i upphovsrättslagen

Amendment concerning the authorised use of copyright protected works and short news reports with high interest value in other TV-broadcasts with the requirement, that the original source is mentioned. (Implementation of Directive 2007/65/EC, Article 3 k)

Act amending Sections 26 d and 26 l of the Copyright Act, adopted on 22 December 2009/1442, entry into force on 1 January 2010

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain 26 d ja 26 l §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 26 d och 26 l i upphovsrättslagen

Technical amendments: The tasks – a right to issue a conditional fine and carry out an inspection in the premises of the seller (resale remuneration), or manufacturer, importer, reseller (fair compensation, levy) – of the state provincial office were transferred to the regional administration office.

Act amending Section 26 a of the Copyright Act, adopted on 31 October 2008/663, entry into force on 1 January 2009

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain 26 a §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 26 a § i upphovsrättslagen

The Council of the State was given authority to define in a decree the devices subject to the levy set to the manufacturers or importers of recording devices for the making of copies for private use, and the amount of the levy.

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 28 December 2007/1436, entry into force on 1 January 2008.

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Amendment concerning the authorised use of copyright protected works in a library entitled to a legal deposit of a copy of a work under the Act on Deposit and Preservation of Cultural Material and in the National Audiovisual Archive.

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 22 December 2006/1228, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Amendment concerning the author's right to remuneration for the lending of copies of a work to the public in a public library, including provisions on the approval of the organisation to administer the remuneration.

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/679, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Amendments concerning the sanctions for copyright infringements, mainly injunction. In addition technical amendments to sections 56 g and 59 a. (A part of implementation of Directive 2004/48/EC.)

Act amending the Copyright Act, adopted on 5 May 2006/345, entry into force on 1 June 2006

- Laki tekijänoikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av upphovsrättslagen

Amending the provisions of the resale remuneration. (Implementation of Directive 2001/84/EC.)

Decree of the Council of State amending Section 7 of the Copyright Decree, adopted on 18 December 2008/1004, entry into force on 1 January 2009

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tekijänoikeusasetuksen 7 §:n muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av 7 § i upphovsrättsförordningen

Amending of the nomination of the institutions which are entitled to produce learning materials in the form of talking books for visually impaired.

Decree of the Council of State amending the Copyright Decree, adopted 3 January 2008/1, entry into force on 14 January 2008

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tekijänoikeusasetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av upphovsrättsförordningen

Technical amendments as a result of the amendments to the Copyright Act caused by the Act on Deposit and Preservation of Cultural Material.

Decree of the Council of State amending the Copyright Decree, adopted 14 December 2006/1173, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tekijänoikeusasetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av upphovsrättsförordningen

Repealing Section 24.1 and 34 of the decree and amending the provisions relating to the compensation for the reproduction of a work for private use.

Trademarks

 

Act amending Section 49 of the Trademarks Act, adopted on 14 May 2010/393, entry into force 1 December 2010

- Laki tavaramerkkilain 49 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 49 § i varumärkeslagen

Adding a new Section 49.2 to the Trademarks Act concerning a court's obligation to notify its judgements to the national information system of the judicial administration.

Act amending the Trademarks Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/680, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki tavaramerkkilain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av varumärkeslagen

Amendment of the Sections related to trademark infringement and addition of special provisions concerning publications of judgements and temporary injunctions.

Act amending Section 1 of the Act on Collective Marks, adopted 25 January 1993/40, entry into force on 1 February 1993

- Laki yhteismerkkilain 1 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 1 § lagen om kollektivmärken

Addition of a clause to Section 1 concerning gaining an exclusive right to collective marks by assertion.

Geographical indications

 

Decision of the Ministry of the agriculture and forestry on geographical indications and designations of origin, adopted 17 October 2007/907, entry into force on 1 November 2007

- Maa- ja metsätalousministeriön asetus maataloustuotteiden ja elintarvikkeiden nimisuojasta

- Jord- och skogsbruksministeriets beslut om namnskydd för jordbruksprodukter och livsmedel

Detailed national regulation in order to enforce Commission regulations EY 509/2006, EY 510/2006 and EY 1898/2006 on the protection of agricultural products as geographical indications.

Industrial Designs

 

Act amending Section 44 of the Design Protection Act, adopted on 14 May 2010/394, entry into force 1 January 2010

- Laki mallioikeuslain 44 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 44 § i mönsterrättslagen

Addition of a new Section 44.2 to the Design Protection Act concerning a court's obligation to notify its judgements to the national information system of the judicial administration.

Act amending the Design Protection Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/685, entry into force on 1 September 2006.

- Laki mallioikeuslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av mönsterrättslagen

Addition of new Sections related to the  infringement of an industrial design right concerning injunctions and the publication of judgements.

Patents (including plant variety protection, utility model protection)

 

Act amending Section 70 of the Patents Act, adopted on 14 may 2010, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki patenttilain 70 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag on ändring av 70 § i patentlagen

Addition of a new Section 70.2 to the Patent Act concerning a court's obligation to notify its judgements to the national information system of the judicial administration.

Act amending the Patents Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/684, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki patenttilain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av patentlagen

Addition of new Sections related to infringement of a patent concerning injunctions and the publication of judgements. Amendment on the right to draw compensation in occasions where the patent right has since been repealed.

Act amending Section 3 of the Patents Act, adopted on 21 April 2006/295, entry into force on 1 May 2006

- Laki patenttilain 3 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 3 § i patentlagen

Amendment on the exceptions of the patent holder's exclusive right to use the invention professionally.

Decree of the Council of State adding a new Section 42 a on the Patents Decree, adopted on 11 September 2008/603, entry into force on 1 October 2008

 - Valtioneuvoston asetus uuden 42 a §:n lisäämisestä patenttiasetukseen

- Statsrådets förordning om fogande av en ny 42 a § till patentförordningen

Addition of a Section concerning electronic signature of an application.

Decree of the Council of State amending the Patents Decree, adopted on 29 November 2007/1118, entry into force on 13 December 2007

- Valtioneuvoston asetus patenttiasetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av patentsförordningen

Amendments on the Sections concerning restriction of a patent right's scope, information to be included on the patent publication and the repeal and the restriction of a European Patent.

Act on Plant Variety Rights, adopted on 22 December 2009/1279 entry into force on 1 January 2010 repelled Act on Plant Variety Rights adopted on 21 August 1992/789

- Laki kasvinjalostajanoikeudesta

- Lag om växtförädlarrätt

An overall reform of the Act on Plant Variety Rights.

Act amending Section 45 of the Utility Model Act, adopted on 14 May 2010/395, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 45 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 45 § i lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Addition of a new Section 45.2 to the Act concerning a court's obligation to notify its judgements to the national information system of the judicial administration.

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 7 November 2008/700, entry into force on 1 December 2008.

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Repeal of the Section 45 e, amendments of sections that include regulation on the novelty requirement of the innovation, priority of an earlier application and a clear clarification of the areas in which the protection is demanded. Addition of Sections about application requirements and appealing of the decision of the registration authority.

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 21 July 2006/686, entry into force on 1 September 2006.

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Addition of new Sections related to infringement of a utility model right concerning injunctions and the publication of judgements.

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 22 December 1995/1696, entry into force partly on 1 January 1996 and partly on 1 March 1996

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Addition of Sections including cancellation of application for European Patent and the priority of an earlier application concerning the same utility model. Amendments on Sections on publication and lack of use of the utility model.

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 8 December 1995/1396, entry into force on 1 January 1996

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Multiple amendments on the Sections concerning national and international applications and the application process of utility model rights.

Act amending Sections 39 and 41 of the Utility Model Act, adopted on 21 April 1995/720, entry into force on 1 September 1995

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 39 ja 41 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 39 och 41 §§ lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Amendments on the sanctions related to infringement of utility model rights.

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 18 December 1992/1410, entry into force on 1 January 1995

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 3 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 3 § lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Addition of an exception limiting the utility model right holder's exclusive right (the parallel imports exception).

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 13 November 1992/1037, entry into force on 1 March 1993

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 46 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 46 § lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

The payments relating to the Utility Model Act shall be regulated separately.

Act amending the Utility Model Act, adopted on 26 June 1992/580, entry into force on 1 September 1992

- Laki hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun lain 23 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 23 § lagen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Amendment on the Section concerning appealing of the decision of the registration authority.

Decree of the Council of State amending the Utility Model Decree, adopted on 6 November 701/2008, entry into force on 1 December 2008

- Valtioneuvoston asetus hyödyllisyysmallioikeudesta annetun asetuksen muuttamisesta

- Statsrådets förordning om ändring av förordningen om nyttighetsmodellrätt

Amendments, repeals and additions to multiple Sections concerning the details of application process and the correspondence between national and international applications.

Related legal instruments:

 

Act amending the Act on Right in Employee Inventions, adopted on 19 May 2006/370, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Laki oikeudesta työntekijän tekemiin keksintöihin annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om rätt till arbetstagares uppfinningar

Amendment on Sections concerning innovations made in universities. Addition of a Section on adding a new division for university inventions to the Employee Invention Committee (työsuhdekeksintölautakunta in Finnish).

Act on the Right in Inventions made at Higher Education Institutions, adopted on 19 May 2006/369, entry into force on 1 January 2007

- Laki oikeudesta korkeakouluissa tehtäviin keksintöihin

- Lag om rätt till uppfinningar vid högskolor

The purpose of this new Act was to make the recognition and use of the inventions made at Higher Education Institutions more efficient by making clearer the rights and compesations related to these inventions.

Layout-designs (topographies) of integrated circuits

 

Act amending Section 44 of the Act on the Exclusive Right in the Layout-Design of an Integrated Circuit, adopted on 14 May 396/2010, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki yksinoikeudesta integroidun piirin piirimalliin annetun lain 44 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 44§ i lagen om ensamrätt till kretsmönster för integrerade kretsar

Addition of a Section concerning a court's obligation to notify its judgements to the national information system of the judicial administration.

Act amending the Act on the Exclusive Right in the Layout-Design of an Integrated Circuit, adopted on 21 July 681/2006, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki yksinoikeudesta integroidun piirin piirimalliin annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om ensamrätt till kretsmönster för integrerade kretsar

Addition of new Sections concerning injunctions, orders to suspend, remedies and the publication of the judgement.

Protection of undisclosed information

Main legal instruments:

 

Act amending the Unfair Business Practices Act, adopted on 29 August 2008/562, entry into force on 1 October 2008

- Laki sopimattomasta menettelystä elinkeinotoiminnassa annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om otillbörligt förfarande i näringsverksamhet

Addition of a Section which includes the regulation on comparative advertising.

Related legal instruments:

 

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted on 14 August 2009/641, entry into force on 1 November 2009

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

Amendments of Chapter 30 of the Penal Code including criminalisation of the marketing of alcohol products, right to institute criminal proceedings and criminal liability of a legal person.

Act amending Chapter 30 of the Penal Code, adopted 19 December 2008/940, entry into force on 1 July 2009

- Laki rikoslain 30 luvun muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 30 kap. i strafflagen

Addition of a section on charter trip company violation and charter trip company offence.

Act amending Chapter 30 of the Penal Code, adopted 13 April 474/2007, entry into force 1 July 2007

- Laki rikoslain 30 luvun muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 30 kap. i strafflagen

Addition of a section on auditing offence.

Act amending Chapter 30, Section 12 of the Penal Code, adopted on 8 June 2006/467, entry into force 1 July 2006

- Laki rikoslain 30 luvun 12 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 30 kap. 12 § i strafflagen

Amendment on the Section about the right to institute criminal proceedings.

Act amending Section 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 14 May 2010/374, entry into force on 1 December 2010

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain 24 §:n  muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 24 § i lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Amendment on the Section about secret documents in the possession of an authority concerning information about captives.

Act amending Section 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 24 April 2009/274, entry into force on 1 May 2009

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain 24 §:n  muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 24 § i lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Amendment on the Section about secret documents in the possession of an authority concerning information about funding the elections.

Act amending Sections 11 and 24 of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 15 June 2007/713, entry into force on 1 January 2008

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain 11 ja 24 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 11 och 24 § i lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Amendment restricting the concerned parties' right to access information concerning foreclosure of property and an amendment on an Section about secret documents in the possession of an authority concerning information about private person's yearly income.

Act amending the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, adopted in 30 March 2007/385, entry into force on 1 October 2007

- Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om offentlighet i myndigheternas verksamhet

Amendments on Sections on the concerned parties' right to access information concerning information about witnesses and the trial documents, on secret documents in the possession of an authority concerning personal information about the person who is accused of a crime and the appealing of the decisions of an authority in the matters of publicity of the documents.

Decree of the Council of State on data protection in the state administration, adopted on 1 July 2010/681, entry into force on 1 October 2010

- Valtioneuvoston asetus tietoturvallisuudesta valtionhallinnossa

- Statsrådets förordning on informationssäkerheten inom statsförvaltningen

Addition of a Decree which sets the requirements on handling confidential information in the state administration and the classification of documents according to the information which they include.

 

Other Laws and Regulations

Title, Date of adoption and Entry into force

Brief Description

Prevention of the abuse of intellectual property rights

 

Act amending the Act on Restrictions on Competition, adopted on 22 December 1516/2009, entry into force on 1 January 2010

- Laki kilpailunrajoituksista annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om konkurrensbegränsningar

Amendments on the Sections concerning local administration bureau's and the national competition authority's rights to receive information and to conduct an inspection.

Act amending Section 11 c of the Act on Restrictions on Competition, adopted on 18 July 2008/528, entry into force 1 October 2008

- Laki kilpailunrajoituksista annetun lain 11 c §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 11 c § i lagen om konkurrensbegränsningar

Amendment on the Section considering the obligation to notify to the competitive authority a corporate acquisition for which special legislation is otherwise applied.
Act amending Section 11 a of the Act on Restrictions on Competition, adopted on 9 February 2007/143, entry into force 15 February 2007

- Laki kilpailunrajoituksista annetun lain 11a §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 11 a § i lagen om konkurrensbegränsningar

Amendment considering a Section of calculating the turnover of the company.

Act amending the Unfair Business Practices Act, adopted on 29 August 562/2008, entry into force on 1 October 2008

- Laki sopimattomasta menettelystä elinkeinotoiminnassa annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om otillbörligt förfarande i näringsverksamhet

Addition of a Section which includes the regulation on comparative advertising.

Civil judicial procedures and remedies [3]

The general rules of procedure in the civil court.

Code of Judicial Procedure, as amended up to 24 June 2010/650, enforcement with the latest amendments January 2011

- Oikeudenkäymiskaari

- Rättegångsbalk

 

Act of the Market Court, adopted on 28 December 2001/1527, repealed the Act on the Market Court 1978/41 (Laki markkinatuomioistuimesta) as amended up 30 April 2010 (323/2010)

- Markkinaoikeuslaki

- Marknadsdomstolslag

The rules of procedure in the market court.

Act to Safeguard the Evidence in Civil Actions Concerning Intellectual Property Rights, adopted on 7 April 2000 /344, entry into force 1 May 2000

- Laki todistelun turvaamisesta teollis- ja tekijänoikeuksia koskevissa riita-asioissa

- Lag om säkerställande av bevisning i tvistemål som gäller immateriella rättigheter

Regulation on the safeguard procedures in intellectual property matters.

Act amending the Act to Safeguard the Evidence in Civil Actions Concerning Intellectual Property Rights, adopted on 21 July 2006/678, entry into force on 1 September 2006

- Laki todistelun turvaamisesta teollis- ja tekijänoikeuksia koskevissa riita-asioissa annetun lain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av lagen om säkerhetställande av bevisning i tvistemäl som gäller immateriella rättigheter

Addition of Sections on the right to receive information on the safeguard procedures.

Provisional judicial measures

 

Code of Judicial Procedure, as amended up to 24 June 2010/650, enforcement with the latest amendments January 2011

- Oikeudenkäymiskaari

- Rättegångsbalk

The general rules of procedure in the civil court.

Act of the Market Court, adopted on 28 December 2001/1527, repealed the Act on the Market Court 1978/41 (Laki markkinatuomioistuimesta) as amended up 30 April 2010 (323/2010)

- Markkinaoikeuslaki

- Marknadsdomstolslag

The rules of procedure in the market court.

Special requirements related to border measures

 

Customs Act, adopted on 29 December 1994/1466, as amended up to September 2010 (533/2010)

- Tullilaki

- Tullag

Act regulates import and export measures and the control authority of customs at the border.

Criminal procedures and penalties

 

Code of Judicial Procedure, as amended up to 24 June 2010/650, enforcement with the latest amendments January 2011

- Oikeudenkäymiskaari

- Rättegångsbalk

The general rules of procedure in the civil court.

Penal Code 1889/39: Chapter 49: On Offences against Certain Intellectual Property Rights, adopted on 21 April 1995/578

- Rikoslaki 49 luku: Eräiden aineettomien oikeuksien loukkaamisesta

- Strafflag 49 kapitel: Om kränkning av vissa immaterialla rättigheter

The criminalisation on offences against intellectual property rights.

Act amending Section 2 of Chapter 49 of the Penal Code, adopted on 22 December 2009/1281, entry into force on 1 January 2010

- Laki rikoslain 49 luvun 2 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring 49 kap. 2 § i strafflagen

Amendment of the Section on an offence against the industrial property rights that are protected elsewhere in the Finnish legislation.

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted 11 May 2007/540, entry into force 1 September 2007

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

Addition of a Section concerning the criminal liability of a legal person in copyright related cases.

Act amending Chapter 49 of the Penal Code, adopted 14 October 2005/822, entry into force 1 January 2006

- Laki rikoslain 49 luvun muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 49 kap. i strafflagen

Amendments of the Sections on offence against industrial property rights protected elsewhere in the legislation and the evasion of technical protecting measures. Addition of Sections of the offence of the evasion of technical protection measures and the electronical administration and the right to institute criminal proceedings.

Act amending Section 1 of Chapter 49 of the Penal Code, adopted 3 April 1998/251, entry into force 15 April 1998

- Laki rikoslain 49 luvun 1 §:n muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av 49 kap. 1 § i strafflagen

Technical amendments, caused by the inclusion of protection of databases into the Copyright Act.

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted 21 August 1995/1010, entry into force 1 September 1995

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

Technical amendments, caused by the inclusion of protection of photographic pictures into the Copyright Act and the repeal of Act on Rights in Photographic Pictures.

Act amending the Penal Code, adopted 21 April 1995/578, entry into force 1 September 1995

- Laki rikoslain muuttamisesta

- Lag om ändring av strafflagen

Addition of the Chapter 49 to the Penal Code.

Administrative procedures and remedies and other laws

 

Act on the Appellation Proceedings before the National Board of Patents and Registration, adopted on 26 June 1992/576, as amended up to January 2007 (2006/1266)

- Laki patentti- ja rekisterihallituksen valitusasioiden käsittelystä

- Lag om behandling av besvärsärenden vid patent- och registerstyrelsen

The regulation of the administrative procedure of appeal in the National Board of Patents and Registration.

Decree on the Appellation Proceedings before the National Board of Patents and Registration, adopted on 21 August 1992/800, as amended up to January 2003 (950/2002)

- Asetus patentti- ja rekisterihallituksen valitusasioiden käsittelystä

- Förordning om behandling av besvärsärenden vid patent- och registerstyrelsen

Specific rules on the appeal procedure.

Administrative Judicial Procedure Act, adopted on 26 July 1996/586, repealed the Act on the Administrative Appellation Proceedings 1950/154 (Laki muutoksenhausta hallintoasioissa) and the Act on Extraordinary Appeal in Administrative Matters 1966/2000 (Laki ylimääräisestä muutoksenhausta hallintoasioissa), as amended up to August 2010 (582/2010)

- Hallintolainkäyttölaki

- Förvaltiningsprocesslag

The Act contains provisions concerning the administrative judicial procedure. The Act applies to judicial procedure in general administrative courts. It also applies where an administrative decision is challenged by way of appeal or extraordinary appeal in an administrative authority, an appellate board or another comparable special authority. The new act repeals the Act on the Administrative Appellation Proceedings 1950/154 and the Act on Extraordinary Appeal in Administrative Matters 1966/200.

Act on Trade Names, adopted on 2 February 1979/128, as amended up to November 2006 (910/2006)

- Toiminimilaki

- Firmalag

The regulation of trade names as an exclusive right.

 


[1] Source: Industries department / Business law unit, Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland

[2] The main provisions regarding the enforcement of intellectual property rights are contained in the relevant IPR laws. The Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights has been implemented in Finland by making the necessary amendments in the relevant IPR laws in year 2006. 

[3] The main provisions regarding the enforcement of intellectual property rights are contained in the relevant IPR laws. The Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights has been implemented in Finland by making the necessary amendments in the relevant IPR laws in year 2006. 

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