Copyrights, trademarks, designs rights, trade names, patents and utility models are the most common types of intellectual property rights (IPR). In addition, intellectual property rights often include the protection of trade secrets.
Intellectual property rights typically form an essential part of a company’s business strategy. By protecting their intellectual property through registrations, companies can secure their rights to their brand or technology. This protection allows companies to gain a competitive advantage by preventing competitors from copying their brand and products. Moreover, companies can generate revenue or licensing income from their intellectual property rights. Intellectual property rights also contribute to increasing a company’s valuation.
We assist our clients in matters related to the development, identification, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property rights. We also help resolve disputes related to intellectual property rights and provide training on intellectual property rights and agreements related to them.
Data privacy is a fundamental part of individuals’ privacy rights. Regulations related to data privacy aim to ensure that companies and organizations collect, process, transfer and store personal data appropriately. The most well-known regulation in this context is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is supplemented by the Finnish Data Protection Act. In addition, there is special legislation related to data privacy, such as regulations on the processing of patient data and workplace privacy.
Companies and organizations should comply with data privacy regulations not only to operate lawfully, but also to demonstrate transparency, which enhances customer trust and strengthens the brand. Legal processing of personal data also contributes to risk management and can create new business opportunities.
We assist our clients in planning and implementing the processing of personal data, including contract negotiations regarding the processing of personal data. We assist in responding to various data requests, reporting to the authorities and in other official contacts. We also assist our clients in acute situations requiring action, such as data breaches and data leaks. In addition, we offer training in matters related to personal data and data privacy matters.