Full range of commercial, IPR, privacy, sourcing and technology law services for businesses

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Intellectual Property and Technology

Our Finnish IP and Technology team has a proven track record in advising clients and negotiating complex commercial transactions involving technology and intellectual property rights.

We advise IT suppliers and service providers as well as IT departments of large corporations in IT contracting and outsourcing transactions. Our clients include companies within cleantech, fintech, edutech, and other sectors.

We provide legal advice and support to Finnish technology companies who are building their global businesses. Our team also frequently advises start-ups on a variety of IP and technology matters.

Technology and Sourcing

Technology is a key enabler for growth for our clients. Our Finnish Technology & Sourcing team regularly advises both suppliers and customer organisations on IT contracts and outsourcing transactions. We draft and negotiate licensing and service agreements and advise in other aspects of technology transactions, including domestic and cross-border HR and privacy issues. We also advise numerous developing technology companies in all of their operational contracting, including sales, supply, distribution, JV and other commercial contracts.

Our global presence makes us well placed in advising global outsourcing transactions, major contracts under foreign jurisdiction, privacy and other compliance and regulatory matters.

We advise on all phases of our clients' transactions, from strategy development and bid preparation through final contract negotiations and implementation. Leveraging hundreds of complex and market leading deals, we advise on deal structuring, scoping, service levels and pricing so as to deliver an efficient and joined-up result for clients.

Our team includes years of hands-on experience working with both international and domestic procurement organisations, including extensive in-house experience of legal support for ICT and Indirect Sourcing. 

We support strategic and global IT projects within various industries and jurisdictions, including large-scale IT infrastructure and application development and maintenance outsourcing, business process outsourcing, cloud computing, IT system deliveries as well as data security and privacy related matters.

Our clients include large corporations, government entities, suppliers and service integrators, as well as technology companies. 

We advise and support our clients in relation to the following:

  • Outsourcing
  • Licensing and service agreements
  • Cloud contracts
  • Licensing audits
  • Distribution and agency agreements
  • E-commerce
  • New business models and compliance issues

IP

Our team advises in all aspects of intellectual property related matters including trademarks, brand protection, copyright, trade secrets, database rights and designs. 

We assist our clients with drafting and negotiations of IP related agreements and in prosecution, opposition and litigation of intellectual property rights. We also assist in developing filing strategies, carrying out clearance searches, filings, renewals and we provide various portfolio management services. 

We have experience in providing advice to our clients globally in relation to the following:

  • Trademarks, including clearance, filings and prosecution 
  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Business Secrets
  • Designs
  • Data based rights 
  • Internet/domain names
  • IP Portfolio management
  • Litigation
  • Licensing
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Unfair competition and other marketing law issues

Data Protection, Privacy and Security

Personal information is an increasingly valuable and increasingly risky business asset. As a practice with a true global footprint, we are uniquely positioned to advise out clients in regulatory and compliance issues, data breach and cyber security issues or issues relating to local implementations of the applicable directives or regulations.

We have experience in providing advice, assistance and support to our clients in relation to the following:

  • Audits, GAP-analysis and data mapping under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Privacy compliance programs and policies
  • Data retention analysis
  • Data security, data loss prevention and data breaches
  • Online and mobile tracking and consumer protection regulation
  • E-discovery and investigations management
  • Incident Response Planning and Execution
  • Supervisory authority relations (notifications, authorisations, DPO appointments as a service)
  • Whistle-blowing hotlines, employee monitoring and suspect persons screening
  • Data subject access and opposition rights
  • Global data transfer management (transfer agreements, BCRs, etc.)