STY in English

The Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (in Finnish Suomen Teollisoikeudellinen Yhdistys ry., “STY”), is an association for professionals working in the field of industrial property.

STY was founded in the 1930s and currently has over 500 members.

The association follows, participates in, and promotes the development of intellectual property legislation and the consistent application of said legislation and organizes seminars, conferences, and other events dealing with intellectual property rights.


Board of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights in 2017


Attorney-at-Law, registered patent attorney Johanna Flythström
Roschier Attorneys Ltd.

Vice Presidents

Professor Rainer Oesch
University of Helsinki

Attorney-at-Law Åsa Krook
Attorneys at Law Borenius Ltd.

Other Members of the Board

Lawyer Minna Aalto-Setälä
Finnish Chamber of Commerce

Senior IP Advisor, European Patent Attorney Kim Finnilä
Berggren Oy Ab

Senior Legal Counsel Pirke Fustinoni
Outotec Oyj

Head of Patents and Innovations Line Jorma Hanski
Finnish Patent and Registration Office

Legal Counsel Albert Mäkelä
Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Adjunct Professor, Dr Max Oker-Blom
Hanken School of Economics

European Patent Attorney Pirta Tiiro
Kolster Oy Ab

Director (IPR) Mika Timmerbacka
UPM-Kymmene Oyj

Director (IP Management), European Patent Attorney Virpi Tognetty
Kemira Oyj


Heidi Adler
Kolster Oy Ab
Salmisaarenaukio 1, PO Box 201, FI-00181 Helsinki, Finland
Phone +358 20 1370564


Kati Rantala

Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights
c/o Roschier Attorneys Ltd.
Attorney-at-Law Johanna Flythström
Keskuskatu 7A
00100 Helsinki
Puh. +358 20 506 6000
Fax. +358 20 506 6100