Finnish Patent and Registration Office

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) supports national and internationally expanding business and corporate activities in Finland. We create a solid foundation in Finland for successful companies, corporations and organizations.  

We register companies, foundations and associations, and examine and grant patents, utility models, trademarks and design protection. We oversee auditors and monitor foundations and the collective management of copyright, and issue LEI codes.

We are a specialist organisation maintaining wide-ranging collaboration  

We employ a staff of around 400. Our survey shows that our employees are satisfied with their workplace. Our recently renovated office is situated in Hakaniemi in Helsinki and is easily reachable by car and public transport. We are actively involved in both national and international collaboration.

Our staff are experts in their work areas. More than 50% of the staff have a Master's degree. The most common degrees are degrees in technology, law or economy. Our most typical professional titles are patent examiner and legal officer.

We want to be the best place to work

Our aim is to have a competent and healthy staff who are enthusiastic about their work. We offer skilled people meaningful and motivating tasks. At the PRH, we create our operational culture together.

We want to serve our customers in the best way possible

Our vision is: “Excellent customer experience – best authority services in collaboration”.

We have set our strategic objectives for 2018–2022 together with our staff and stakeholders. They are:

  • Our customers succeed.
  • Our data and information services are open to all and easy to use.
  • Our operations are influential and effective.
  • We are an example of thriving co-operation.
Mari Komulainen works as principal patent examiner at the PRH.
Tuulimarja Myllymäki works as legal adviser at the PRH.
Jorma Lehtonen works as Chief Patent Examiner at the PRH.
Published 2015-04-07 at 12:40, updated 2020-08-25 at 19:25

Office room of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.

Picture: Juha Rahkonen.

Good to know about us

Our office is situated in Hakaniemi in Helsinki and is easily reachable by car and public transport.

Contact information

Street address
Sörnäisten rantatie 13 B, Helsinki

+358 29 509 5000 (Exchange)

The website of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office

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