The Managing IP 2020 list has now been published in full. Heinonen & Co and Eversheds Sutherland Finland were mentioned in all categories. The final rankings are as follows:
Trade mark contentious, Tier 1
Trade mark prosecution, Tier 1
Patent contentious, Tier 3
Patent prosecution, Tier 3
Copyright & related rights, Recommended
Managing Intellectual Property also separately listed persons meriting IP Star categorisation. Head of the IP team and partner Petteri Häkkänen and Heinonen’s IPR Attorney Juhani Kupiainen were ranked in both the Trade Mark Star and Patent Star categories. Markku Varhela was recognised as Trade Mark Star.
In addition, Specialist Counsel Kati Rantala and Senior Associates Minna Hanninen and Lassi Lepistö were recognised as Rising Stars.
The IP STARS categorisation is based on extensive research which starts annually in September and lasts for six months. The research team seeks information from companies in the sector and their clients through interviews and email and online surveys.
See all rankings on Managing IP’s website.