Country code: FI
Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia
Area: total: 337,030 sq km (water: 31,560 sq km; land: 305,470 sq km)
Population: 5,190,785 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Helsinki
Languages: Finnish 93.4% (official), Swedish 5.9% (official)
Currency: euro
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 89%, Russian Orthodox 1%, none 9%
Industries: metal products, electronics, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, copper refining, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing
Agriculture - products: barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes, dairy cattle, fish
Exports - commodities: machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals, timber, paper, pulp
Imports - commodities: foodstuffs, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, transport equipment, iron and steel, machinery, textile yarn and fabrics, grains





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1. Applicant’s name and address

2. One representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

3. List of goods/ services according to the Nice classification

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Inventor’s name and address

3. Specification with claims, abstract and drawings for translation

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name and address of the author

3. Novelty declaration issued by the applicant

4. Drawings or photographs of the design

5. Priority data (if any)

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed)

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed)

7. Assignment of the rights of a patent, if the inventor is not the applicant

 

Can be filed later:

6. Power of Attorney, no notarization

7. Priority documents, (if priority is claimed)

8. Assignment of rights, if the author is not the applicant

 

Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date or last renewal date

 

Examination:

- patent - formal and substantial examination - valid for 20 years

 

Duration of protection: 5 years after the filing date

 

Renewals:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name of Trademark and Reg. No.

3. Classes and list of goods/services

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Annuities:

- due for patent applications and patents

 

Renewal: twice for a period of 5 years

 

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Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

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