Ella is highly acclaimed by rivals and clients.

Ella is Head of the Intellectual Property Group and Life Sciences Group in Finland.

She has gained extensive experience in intellectual property (IP) and life sciences law, including licensing, assignment, supply and distribution agreements; M&A-related IP agreements; patent, trademark and design litigation; customs seizures; media and entertainment-related copyright issues; and regulatory proceedings concerning pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals among others.

In addition to her Finnish law degree from the University of Turku in 1995, Ella has a US master’s degree (LL.M.) in intellectual property law from the George Washington University Law School where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar in 1997–98.

Apart from working at law firms since 2001 Ella has also experience as a university lecturer and researcher focusing on patenting of biotechnological inventions and as a lobbyist for the Finnish industry.

Ella has served as a member of the national Copyright Council (“Tekijänoikeusneuvosto”) and Employee Inventions Board (“Työsuhdekeksintölautakunta”). She has also participated in legislative work as a member of legislative committees reforming the Design Act and Trademark Act in Finland.

Ella has been acknowledged as one of the leading intellectual property law practitioners in Finland in the most notable international directories (Chambers and Partners and EMEA Legal 500).

Ella is a well-known practitioner in the market and is highly acclaimed by rivals and clients. She has been listed in the editions of the Best Lawyers since 2009 for Finland in the field of Intellectual Property. Ella is a frequent lecturer at the universities and seminars on a variety of topics in the field of IP and life sciences. She is currently a member of the board of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights and has served as board member in other IP associations as well, including the Finnish AIPPI Group and Finnish Information Technology Law Society.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Ella Mikkola leads clients to victory with her outstanding advocacy skills. She is excellent when it comes to the negotiation of commercial contracts.

    WTR 1000 2019
  2. Named in the 'Top 250 Women in IP 2018'

    Managing IP 2018
  3. "[Ella Mikkola] She provides a superb service at every stage of the brand lifecycle, and has a particularly deft touch when it comes to IP commercialisation"

    WTR 1000 2018