Anne Nyström is a lawyer with a strong background in intellectual property, contract law and dispute resolution with a focus on trademark and brand protection, enforcement, and commercialization. Anne advises on trademark clearance searches and filing strategies and manages global trademark portfolios.

She represents clients in trademark prosecution in the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Finnish Patent and Registration Office and the Swedish Patent and Registration Office. Anne also acts as a litigator in the Finnish and European Union courts representing clients in trademark related cases.

Anne has successfully represented various clients in the EUIPO Board of Appeals, WIPO domain name dispute resolution procedures, national PTOs, and the Finnish Market Court, as well as helped her clients to settle numerous disputes out-of-court.

In addition to trademark law, Anne negotiates, drafts and comments on various types of commercial agreements and handles domain name disputes in UDRP and related proceedings. Her practice areas also include marketing law, consumer law and unfair business practices.

Anne has worked with various types of clients ranging from major companies and brand owners to startups, SMEs, and non-profit organizations. Anne provides practical, innovative and strategic advice to the clients. She is a strong communicator and collaborator and enjoys working closely with clients to understand their needs and goals and develop tailored legal strategies for them. Anne is committed to delivering the highest level of service and achieving the best possible outcomes for the clients.

Among clients, Anne is endorsed for being reliable, approachable, professional, commercially minded, and efficient in protecting clients’ interests. Anne has been awarded as the Finland’s Practitioner of the Year (Patent and Trademark Attorney Firms) by Managing IP EMEA Awards 2024.

Anne also serves as an Internet Committee Member (2023-2025) at the ECTA.

Areas of Expertise

Trademarks, design rights, domain names, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, contracts, unfair competition, marketing law, consumer law, fashion law.

Lawyer Career 

  • Kaulo & Partners, Licensed Legal Counsels, Ltd., Licensed Legal Counsel, EU Trademark and Design Attorney 2024-
  • Kolster Ltd., IP Laweyr 2021-2023, Associate Partner 2023-2024
  • Vedinor IP Ltd., Director 2021
  • Vedinor Law Offices Ltd., Licensed Legal Counsel, European Trademark and Design Attorney 2020-2021
  • Helsinki Law Clinic, Startup Specialist 2017-2018
  • Freelance Legal Consultant (part-time) for individual and company clients 2016-2019
  • Attorneys at Law Leena Kenttämies Ltd, Junior Associate 2013-2015

Education and Qualifications 

  • Certified Business and Entrepreneurship Coach 2024
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney 2021
  • Authorized Trademark Attorney 2021
  • Finnish Bar Exam 2021
  • Licensed Legal Counsel 2021
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 2020

International Recognitions

  • Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) 2024, Trademark Star
  • Practitioner of the Year (Patent and Trademark Attorney Firms), Finland, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) EMEA Awards 2024
  • Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) 2023, Trademark Star

Fiduciary Positions

  • ECTA: Member of the Internet Committee 2023-2025
  • AIPPI: Member of National Working Group 2023

Client Industries 

  • Automotive
  • Fashion and luxury sector
  • Consumer goods
  • Food and beverages
  • Media and entertainment
  • E-commerce
  • Public services
  • Health care
  • Industrial equipment
  • Software
  • Communications and media
  • Pharmaceuticals & medical products
  • Telecommunications

IPR Sector Memberships

  • ECTA – European Communities Trade Mark Association
  • Finnish Fashion Law Association
  • Association for Industrial Property Rights, Finland
  • Association of Finnish Lawyers