Decline in the number of trademark applications
The number of national and international (Finland as designated country) trademark applications decreased for a second consecutive year. The number of design right applications remained at previous year’s levels.
As the number of applications decreased, we were able to make most of the trademark and design right registration decisions more quickly than what is set out in our service promises.
The number of national trademark applications declined
The number of national trademark applications declined: In 2022, the PRH received 2,655 applications compared to 3,331 in 2021.
Resolved national trademark applications
The number of resolved national trademark applications also decreased: In 2022, they totalled 2,500 compared to 3,441 in 2021.
Processed Madrid applications (Finland as country of origin)
The number of processed Madrid applications (Finland as country of origin) totalled 48 in 2022 compared to 84 in 2021.
Resolved Madrid applications (Finland as designated country)
The number of resolved Madrid applications (Finland as designated country) remained at previous year’s levels: In 2022, they totalled 945 compared to 1,027 in 2021.
Registered design rights
There was a slight decrease in the number of registered design rights: In 2022, a total of 58 design rights were registered compared to 80 in 2021.
The work to develop online services continued
During the year, the PRH introduced a new public notice service for trademarks and design rights (Industrial Property Gazette service).
As in the previous years, we were actively involved in the projects of the European cooperation network, which is mostly funded by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
The aim of the projects is to develop and maintain trademark and design right processing systems and online services. The pilot project to overhaul the trademark application service is one of these projects. The new service is expected to be introduced in 2023.
Industrial property attorney examinations
Common component authorisations granted
There was a slight decline in the number of common component authorisations granted: In 2022, they totalled 11 compared to 13 in 2021.
Patent law authorisations granted
There was also a slight decrease in the number of patent law authorisations granted: In 2022, they totalled six compared to eight in 2021.
Trademark law authorisations granted
The number of trademark law authorisations granted remained at previous year’s levels: In 2022, they totalled three compared to four in 2021..
Design law authorisations granted
One authorisation in design law was granted in 2022 (0 in 2021).