Kukka Tommila

Attorney-at-Law, partner, trademark attorney

+358 40 580 5101
kukka.tommila@properta.fi

Education and training

Authorised trademark attorney, 2014
Attorney-at-Law, 2002
LL M, University of Helsinki, 1998

Language skills

Finnish, Swedish, English, Spanish, French and German.

Special expertise

Trademarks
Design rights
Domain names
Trade names
IPR strategies
Protection procedures
IPR agreements
Franchising
Data protection
Litigation
Marketing law
Unfair business practices
Training
Please contact me for assistance in the following areas:

- protection of trademarks, design rights and domain names in Finland and internationally
- infringements of intellectual property rights
- drafting of IPR agreements
- investigating the lawfulness of marketing

I am an acknowledged expert on intellectual property rights, specialising in cases related to trademarks, design rights, domain names, patents and trade names. I also have considerable experience in cases related to marketing law and unfair business practices. I am actively involved in training with several publications in my special fields of expertise.

My specialities include litigation, negotiation, agreements and protection of intellectual property rights, both in Finland and internationally, and I have assisted both Finnish companies and global brand proprietors.

International ranking lists have described me as one of Finland’s leading intellectual property rights lawyers since 2010.
Chambers Europe ja Chambers Global 2018 Ranked lawyer, Band 2: “Kukka Tommila of Properta Attorneys Ltd is highly active within the clothing and consumer products manufacturing sector, where she often advises on trade mark prosecution and litigation. She acted on Rimowa's trade mark infringement case against a reseller, which resulted in the seizure by Finnish customs officials of a large number of infringing products. Sources praise her efficient handling of cases and say that she is "a good sparring partner when you speak about trade mark infringements".”
Legal 500 EMEA 2016: Kukka Tommila is recommended.
WTR 1000, 2018 Individuals, silver: “Tommila has put in regular appearances – and stunning performances – at the Market Court this past year.” ”Kukka is wonderful – an incredible professional who knows trademark prosecution and enforcement inside out. She is a pleasure to work with and never over-charges for her work.”
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, Trade mark star, 2017 and one of three Finnish practitioners on the global Top 250 Women in IP (2016) list.
IAM Patent 1000 2018 Individuals, litigation: “Kukka Tommila is a force to be reckoned with in all aspects of patent work.”
Euromoney’s Expert Guide 2018: ranked in the categories Trade Marks and Women in Business Law as well as Best of the Best 2017 - one of the Top 30 Trademark practitioners in the world.

Career

Properta Attorneys Ltd, partner, 2017–
Eversheds Attorneys Ltd. (formerly Juridia Bützow and Juridia), partner, 2008–2016
Heinonen & Co, Attorneys-at-Law, Ltd, partner, 2000–2016
Keijo Heinonen Oy, lawyer, 1998-1999, law student, 1996-1998

Memberships

Finnish Bar Association
Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights
Finnish AIPPI Group
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys

Fiduciary positions

Finnish member of the Food Lawyers’ Network, 2018-
Member of the INTA Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee 2016-
Member of the INTA Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee 2012–2015
Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights, secretary 2008-2011; board member 2011-2014
Member of the INTA Enforcement Committee 2008-2011
Member of the Board of the Finnish Association of Patent Attorneys 2008-2009
Member of the intellectual property rights specialist group of the Finnish Bar Association 2007-2010
Member of the IT committee of the Finnish Bar Association 2007-2013
Member of the Board of the Finnish Internet Association 2002-2009.
Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group, secretary 2000-2004.

Publications

Practitioner’s manual for trademark prosecution and litigation in the EU (Section on Finland, 2011)
International Design Protection: A Global Handbook (Section on Finland, 2012; supplemented edition 2017)
Articles in intellectual property rights publications.