Finland

Kolster Oy Ab
Salmisaarenaukio 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Contact Name: Jani Kaulo or Joose Kilpimaa
Telephone: + 358 20 137 0500
Fax: + 358 9 602 244
e-mail: jani.kaulo@kolster.fi or joose.kilpimaa@kolster.fi


Finland has a unique geopolitical position. As a Nordic country it is a lucrative marketplace, and at the same time it is a next door neighbor with Russia and therefore an important transit country for counterfeit goods from China via Finland to Russia and the Baltic states. In Finland REACT has a partnership agreement with Kolster Oy Ab, Finlands largest IP lawfirm.

Our services in Finland

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application is mandatory in Finland for the Customs to inspect suspect shipments. Customs may also take action ex officio providing an option to the rights holder to file an application within 4 business days of the notification
  • Customs application is valid for 1 year with the possibility to renew each year
  • Simplified procedure is in place
  • Criminal procedure must be started if the importer objects to the application of the simplified procedure. The rights holder must respond to the Customs notification within 10 business days