AIPPI World Congress in Milano September 16–20, 2016

The annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle) organization was held September 16­­­­­­–20, 2016 in Milano. Finnish IPR knowledge and HH Partners were both strongly represented this year as well. AIPPI is the world’s leading non-governmental organization in the field of immaterial property rights. Examining the national […]

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HH Partners and Esa Korkeamäki ranked in Media Law International’s survey

HH Partners has been ranked by Media Law International 2016 –survey. According the publication: “Copyright and marketing specialist HH Partners works closely with publishing and technology companies on all aspects of licensing and dispute resolution. Key practitioner Esa Korkeamäki represents domestic and international clients in courts, including administrative courts”. Media Law International’s publication provides comprehensive […]

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Breakfast Seminar on May 18, 2016: Using Open Source in the Enterprise

HH Partners Attorneys-at-law Ltd in collaboration with Cybercom and Black Duck Software will organize a joint breakfast seminar on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 concerning e.g. the following topics:
– The state of open source software
– Open source compliance in the enterprise
– How to identify and manage security risks in open source
– Open source usage at Cybercom

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International recognition for HH Partners’ IPR expertise

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive international publications in the field of IPR and has been active since 1990. MIP has recently published the results of the up-to-date research IP Stars 2016 – Trade Mark / Copyright Firm Rankings.  According to the publication, HH Partners has been ranked among the best IPR experts in the fields of Trade Marks and Copyright.

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Article: Legal Tools in Creation of an Open Source Business

The legal rules often play a key role when it comes to business models in software businesses and notably in free and open source software projects. This is particularly true when the project owner wants to maintain some level of control over the software and the project itself. The balance between control and freedom is achieved by legal tools and policies, such as licenses, compliance policies, contracts, trademarks, organization rules, contribution policies, only to name a few.

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Article: Protecting the Business of a Gaming Company – IPRs in Games

This article was first published in IPRinfo 2/2012. Games and the gaming industry have progressed in leaps during the last 30 years. From simple storytelling via computers, we have come to a compelling and multilateral form of entertainment drawing from literature, movies and sports. Games offer an unprecedented possibility for human creativity in storytelling, and sweep the audience along to the storytelling, and to the production of the game’s content. According to estimates the global game industry was valued at 65 Billion USD in 2011. Currently the time and money spent on games is increasing, and the upward trend seems permanent. This article presents the basis of an IPR strategy of a gaming company. It gives an overview on how the choices made in an IPR strategy may affect a company’s practical choices, taking into account the company’s industrial environment. The Basis of an IPR Strategy An IPR strategy consists of (i) the identification of the central business elements to be protected, (ii) the tools – such as intellectual and industrial property rights (IPRs) – available to be used in such protection and (iii) the application of the tools within the business of the company. A strategy aims to…

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