About Me

I am a partner in our Helsinki office and head of our Finnish Intellectual Property Group.

Disputes concerning trademarks, patents and unfair business practices form the core of my practice. Having represented clients in numerous IP infringement and invalidation actions, preliminary injunctions, IP related damages claims and criminal enforcement of IP rights, I have gained valuable experience and insights of all kinds of IP disputes, including those with cross border elements. My litigation expertise also covers trade secrets, marketing, consumer protection, technology transfers and license agreements.

On the non-contentious side, I regularly advise in local, EU and international brand protection measures, such as clearance searches, IPR application strategies, oppositions and office actions, co-existence agreements and trademark watching. In addition, I support our clients in developing and implementing IP strategies, and have devised several employee invention policies to innovative companies. During my career of over 10 years, I have had the privilege to work with the most prestigious brands and fascinating technologies from Finland and abroad.

In addition to IP enforcement and protection, I am an experienced negotiator of IP intensive agreements. In this regard, I support our clients' research and development activities, advise on how to acquire or sell technology, brands or other IP assets, and consult in the licensing of industrial data, for example. Additionally, I regularly advise clients from heavily regulated industries, especially from the life sciences, healthcare or food and beverage sectors, on different distribution, reselling and contract manufacturing arrangements as well as on that our clients' marketing campaigns and product launches are done lawfully.

I am an active member of the Finnish IP community, and currently acting as the secretary of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights. I have also served as secretary and board member of the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group. In addition, I regularly lecture on various IP topics.

My expertise has been recognized for several years by the leading international legal directories. As an attorney, I have been characterized by others as practical, efficient, reliable and easy to work with.
  • Advising a telecoms company in unfair business practice disputes. The claims concerned illegal comparative advertising and misleading marketing claims.
  • Advising a process machine manufacturer in multijurisdictional patent infringement dispute. The case included questions on seizure of evidence.
  • Advising a hardware retailer in the management of their trademark portfolio. Our work includes new applications, oppositions and brand development on an ongoing basis.
  • Advising a luxury brand company in defending their trademark against copycats. The cases have also included questions on misleading and defamatory marketing.
  • Advising a food and beverage company in a product recall dispute with the authorities. The case included questions on prohibited novel foods.
  • Advising a media company in a trademark and contractual dispute over rights to a television format. The case included questions on bad faith trademark application.
  • Advising a pharmaceuticals company in research, contract manufacturing and licensing agreements. Our cooperation has lasted several years on an ongoing basis.
  • Advising a SaaS company in their group rebranding, the related IP clearance searches and new trademark applications. We also took care of implementing updates to the group company names.
  • Advising a life sciences company in a distressed R&D project and the related damages claims. The case ended to an amicable settlement to our client.
  • Advising an ingredient branding company in R&D and licensing cooperations. We have also advised the client in regulatory matters concerning e.g. green claims.
  • Advising a food and beverage company in trademark oppositions before the Finnish TM authorities and courts of appeal.
  • Advising a FinTech company in their data sharing agreements. Our cooperation has lasted several years on an ongoing basis.


  • Master of Laws, University of Turku 2011
  • Attorney-at-Law, The Finnish Bar Association 2015
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The clients praise him saying 'he is very knowledgeable and has an excellent grasp of the law' with another adding that 'it is a pleasure to work with him.'

Chambers Europe, Intellectual Property 2023

'Partner Henri Kaikkonen and Counsel Mikko Nurmisto both have very in-depth knowledge in the field of trademarks, but also in the other fields of IP. I have worked with them especially in the area of trademarks. My experience is that they deliver what is expected, in budget and in time. They are easy to work with and I like their professional and straight-forward style. Not all practitioners can provide everything in one package.'

Legal 500 EMEA, Intellectual Property 2023

'Henri is on track to become one of Finland's leading practitioners. He works efficiently, is great with clients and translates complex legal issues into actionable business advice.'

WTR 1000, 2022

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