Kukka Tommila

Attorney-at-Law, partner, trademark attorney

+358 40 580 5101

Please contact Kukka for assistance in the following and other areas

  • trademarks, design rights, domain names, copyrights and trade names
  • patent and utility model law
  • drafting contracts or arranging licensing
  • infringements, litigation and strategic issues
  • data protection
  • determining legality in marketing or the conduct of competitors

Kukka is a distinguished intellectual property specialist with an extensive grasp of all forms of protection. You may turn to her for help in formulating strategies and defences, and for litigation and negotiation. She has solid expertise in marketing law, unfair business practices and data protection issues, and she also specialises in various contracts and franchising.

With decades of experience, Kukka can readily explain even highly complex questions, and long-established client relationships clearly indicate a high degree of satisfaction with the quality and efficiency of her services.

Kukka has been recognised in international ranking lists as one of Finland’s leading IPR lawyers for more than a decade.

Career

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

Education and training

Authorised trademark attorney, 2014
Attorney-at-Law, 2002
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1998

Languages

Finnish, Swedish, English, Spanish, French and German

Latest rankings

Chambers Global ja Chambers Europe, 2019, Band 2:

  • “Kukka Tommila is known for her work on trade mark prosecution and also advises clients on copyright and design rights matters. She acted for Jukolan Osuuskauppa on a dispute regarding the sale of material based on copyrighted materials which were sold to a third party.”

 

Legal500, 2019

  • “The group at Properta Attorneys Ltd excels in trade mark work; Hanna-Maija Elo and Kukka Tommila successfully represented Rimowa in a 3D trade mark infringement dispute. Other work includes representing MySoda in a domain name dispute.”

 

World Trademark Review, WTR1000, 2019, Individuals, 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”. 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.”

 

IAM Patent 1000, 2019, Individuals: litigation

  • “Though especially well known for their trademark work, Properta Attorneys’ Marja Tommila and Kukka Tommila are masters of all IP trades. Kukka is a perspicacious counsellor with ample litigation experience who can solve any patent conundrum.”

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2019, Trade mark star
Women in Business Law 2019
The Best Lawyers in Finland 2018: Intellectual Property Law
Euromoney’s Expert Guides 2018: Best of the Best Trademark practitioner in Finland and Trade Marks and Women in Business Law
Top 250 Women in IP, 2016

Memberships

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

Fiduciary positions

Food Lawyers’ Network, Member for Finland, 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, updated edition 2017)
Articles in intellectual property rights publications