Rankings

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019

Firms / Prosecution and strategy: Silver

Firms / Enforcement and litigation: Silver

“Properta is exceptional for complex and hard-to-obtain registrations as well as trademark disputes.” Although the department is compact, it really packs a punch. These all-stars “perform every task with the utmost professionalism and their in-depth knowledge is apparent and obvious”.

Gold / Hanna-Maija Elo: “Hanna-Maija Elo provides accurate and straightforward legal advice. Her service level and industry knowledge are excellent – she is a fantastic negotiator and a skilled lawyer.” Clients love her and stay loyal; adidas has instructed her for decades. Hanna-Maija has also been recognised as one of the leading individuals in respect of anti-counterfeiting.

Silver / Kukka Tommila: Kukka Tommila is a force to be reckoned with in disputes. “She makes complex issues easy to understand and is highly efficient and quick on her feet. She always exceeds expectations.”

Luminaries / Marja Tommila: Marja Tommila brings infinite wisdom accumulated over the course of more than four decades in intellectual property to the table.


Women in Business Law, 2018

Kukka Tommila has been recognised again on the Women in Business Law (2018) list.

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised on the Women in Business Law (2018) list.


The Best Lawyers in Finland 2018

Ilkka Koivisto has been recognised for his work in Construction Law.

Kukka Tommila and Marja Tommila have been recognised for their work in Intellectual Property Law.

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised for her work in Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law.


Who’s Who Legal Trademarks, 2018

Properta Attorneys Ltd has been recognised as one of the leading firms in Finland.

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as one of the leading attorneys in Finland.


Who’s Who Legal Franchise, 2018

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as one of the leading attorneys in Finland.

Marja Tommila has been recognised as one of the leading attorneys in Finland


Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, Trade mark stars 2018

Properta Attorneys Ltd was ranked, despite its young age, as a tier 3 firm in categories “trade mark contentious” and “trade mark prosecution”.

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognized as an IP star in the category of Trade mark stars.

Kukka Tommila has been recognised as a IP Star in the category of Trade mark stars.


Top 250 Women in IP, 2018

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as one of two Finnish practitioners on the global Top 250 Women in IP (2018) list. Ms. Elo was also one of four TOP 250 Women in IP 2018 practitioners interviewed by Managing Intellectual Property. You can find the interview here.


IAM Patent 1000 2018

Luminaries / Marja Tommila: “Marja Tommila of Properta boasts nearly 40 years of experience as an attorney at law. She is a trusted ally to rights holders, who value her unrivalled contribution”.

Individuals: litigation / Kukka Tommila: ”Kukka Tommila is a force to be reckoned with in all aspects of patent work. She is a partner at Properta Attorneys”.


Legal500, 2018, Intellectual Property

Leading individuals / Hanna-Maija Elo: “Former practice head Hanna-Maija Elo joined Properta Attorneys Ltd.”

Kukka Tommila joined Properta Attorneys Ltd.”

Marja Tommila joined Properta Attorneys Ltd.”


Euromoney’s Expert Guides 2018

Kukka Tommila has been recognised in the Best of the Best 2018 edition as the Best of the Best Trademark practitioner in Finland as well as in the categories Trade Marks and Women in Business Law.


Top 250 Women in IP, 2018

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised again as one of two Finnish practitioners on the global Top 250 Women in IP (2018) list.


Properta wins Managing IP’s EMEA’s Regional Award “Europe Firm to Watch”

Awards for Managing IP’s EMEA Awards were announced in Savoy in London on March 8th, 2018. In the award ceremony Properta was appraised for its’ two IP Star establishers i.e. Hanna-Maija Elo and Kukka Tommila. As Properta’s IPR clients and reference cases Rimowa and MySoda were mentioned.

The European “Firm to Watch” award 2018 is a great achievement for a new firm, which was established at the beginning of 2017. The award is in line with the Managing IP rankings 2018 where the newcomer Properta was ranked in Tier 3 in both Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution categories.


Chambers Global 2018, Intellectual Property

Chambers Europe 2018, Intellectual Property

Properta Attorneys Ltd was ranked as a firm in the category “Other noted firms”.

Band 1 / Hanna-Maija Elo: “Hanna-Maija Elo of Properta Attorneys Ltd represents clients in IP disputes and is active across a number of sectors, including food, drinks and retail. Clients enthuse that her “service level and industry knowledge are excellent,” adding: “She is an excellent negotiator.” She represented CPR Conseptor both in infringement proceedings against PizzaExpress and in the related revocation action relating to the enforceability of registered trade mark ’HANGOVER’.”

Band 2 / Kukka Tommila: “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.”


Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate: Construction

Spotlight Table / Ilkka Koivisto: “Ilkka Koivisto of Properta Attorneys Ltd is a construction and development specialist who advises on both contentious and non-contentious mandates.” Ilkka is one of the five ranked lawyers in Finland in this category.


World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018

Firms / Prosecution and strategy: Silver

Firms / Enforcement and litigation: Silver

Gold / Hanna-Maija Elo: “Elo combines prosecution and enforcement expertise in a compelling package”. “Hanna-Maija has broad and deep IP knowledge and provides straightforward legal advice around all kinds of issue. She handles difficult matters with the utmost professionalism and also represents excellent value for money.” Hanna-Maija has also been recognised as one of the leading individuals in respect of anti-counterfeiting.

Silver / Kukka Tommila: “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.”

Luminaries / Marja Tommila: “Marja Tommila has accumulated immense branding wisdom over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years”.


The Best Lawyers in Finland 2017

Ilkka Koivisto has been recognised for his work in Construction Law.

Kukka Tommila and Marja Tommila have been recognised for their work in Intellectual Property Law.

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised for her work in Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law.


Euromoney’s Expert Guides 2017

Kukka Tommila has been recognised in the Best of the Best 2017 edition as one of the  Top 30 Trademark practitioners in the world as well as in the categories Trade Marks and Women in Business Law.


IAM Patent 1000 2017

Luminaries / Marja Tommila: ”Marja Tommila is an influential figure on the Finnish patent scene; her first-rate counsel will be invaluable to newly established outfit Properta Attorneys.”


Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, Trade mark stars 2017

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as a IP Star in the category of Trade mark stars.

Kukka Tommila has been recognised as a IP Star in the category of Trade mark stars.


Top 250 Women in IP, 2017

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as one of two Finnish practitioners on the global Top 250 Women in IP (2017) list.


Chambers Global 2017, Intellectual Property

Chambers Europe 2017, Intellectual Property

Band 1 / Hanna-Maija Elo: “Hanna-Maija Elo of Properta Attorneys is renowned for her advice on anti-counterfeiting and also specialises in various other infringement cases, such as trade marks, copyrights and design rights. According to clients, “she has self-initiative and is hard-working and efficient.” Her recent work includes handling contentious matters before the Market Court concerning unfair business practices.”

Band 2 / Kukka Tommila: ”Kukka Tommila of Properta Attorneys boasts expertise in trade mark prosecution cases and also focuses on domain names, patents and design rights matters. Her recent work highlights include acting on design rights disputes. Sources assert that she offers “great professional advice.”

Senior Statesmen / Marja Tommila: ”Marja Tommila recently joined Properta Attorneys and advises reputable clients on IP-related disputes and strategic matters. She offers considerable experience in areas including marketing and consumer protection assignments, trade mark and patent litigation.”


Chambers Europe 2017, Real Estate: Construction

Ilkka Koivisto: “Ilkka Koivisto of Properta Attorneys is a recognised expert in real estate and most notably construction transactions. He recently advised on the sale of three logistics centres to a real estate investment fund. ” Ilkka is one of the four ranked lawyers in Finland in this category.


Legal500, 2017, Intellectual Property

Leading individuals / Hanna-Maija Elo: ”Former practice head Hanna-Maija Elo left to form Properta Attorneys Ltd.”

Marja Tommila joined Properta Attorneys Ltd.”


World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017

Gold / Hanna-Maija Elo: “Hanna-Maija Elo wins praise from clients and peers alike for her “proactive, professional and approachable” style. A founding member of the Finnish Anti-counterfeiting Group and an expert on infringement and contentious issues, she also counts adidas and leading jewellery manufacturer Kalevala Koru among those seeking her advice on prosecution tactics.” Hanna-Maija has also been recognised as one of the leading individuals in respect of anti-counterfeiting.

Bronze / Kukka Tommila: “The erudite Kukka Tommila excels at developing and implementing protection and defence strategies, both domestically and internationally.”


Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, Trade mark stars 2016

Hanna-Maija Elo: “IP Star Hanna-Maija Elo is head of IP. Hanna-Maija is the key person there for trademarks. She is very much involved in anti-counterfeiting work,” says one commentator. Another says: “I won’t have any problem referring clients to her.”

Kukka Tommila has been recognised as a IP Star in the category of Trade mark stars.


Top 250 Women in IP, 2016

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as one of three Finnish practitioners on the global Top 250 Women in IP (2016) list.

Kukka Tommila has been recognised as one of three Finnish practitioners on the global Top 250 Women in IP (2016) list.


Legal500, 2016, Intellectual Property

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as a Leading Individual in Finland.

Kukka Tommila has been recognised as a Recommended Individual in Finland.


Who’s Who Legal Franchise, 2016

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as one of the leading attorneys in Finland.

Marja Tommila has been recognised as one of the leading attorneys in Finland.


Who’s Who Legal Trademarks: Lawyers, 2016

Hanna-Maija Elo has been recognised as one of the leading attorneys in Finland.


IAM Patent 1000, 2016

Marja Tommila: “Marja Tommila is one of Finland’s most seasoned IP experts; a senior stateswoman and formidable courtroom adversary, she dispenses considered advice underpinned by 40 years’ practice.”


Chambers Global 2016, Intellectual Property

Chambers Europe 2016, Intellectual Property

Band 1 / Hanna-Maija Elo: “The highly experienced and practical Hanna-Maija Elo is recognised for her broad practice, covering trade mark infringement, design and commercial name rights, and copyright, counterfeit and parallel import cases. Clients say: “She’s focused on working with us, is interested in our company and is a nice person to work with. She’s reliable, fast, trustworthy and professional.”

Band 2 / Kukka Tommila: “The very experienced Kukka Tommila focuses her practice on trademark prosecution matters. She also has extensive knowledge of design rights, patents and domain name issues, alongside unfair practices. She recently represented Bunge Finland in a case concerning the use of its trade mark Keijuriini.”

Senior Statesman / Marja Tommila: “Marja Tommila has long-standing experience in IP matters, with considerable expertise in the area of rights dispute resolution. Clients appreciate her very fine customer-oriented approach, immediate responses, and pragmatic and justifiable answers.”


Chambers Global 2016, Real Estate and Real Estate: Construction

Band 2 / Ilkka Koivisto The expertise of Ilkka Koivisto has been acknowledged in the Chambers Europe 2016 guide as one of the six leading attorneys in Finland for contracting cases.

Ilmo Korpelainen has been recognised as one of the leading attorneys in Finland for real estate matters.


World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016

Gold / Hanna-Maija Elo: “Sharing the limelight is group leader Hanna-Maija Elo. Coming off the back of two decisive victories in court, the renowned anti-counterfeiting expert is the driving force behind the side’s increasing domination of the market.” Hanna-Maija has also been recognised as one of the leading individuals in respect of anti-counterfeiting.

Recommended individual / Kukka Tommila: “leading lights include Kukka Tommila, whose broad IP practice includes both contentious and non-contentious trademark matters.”