Strongly appreciated nationally, recommended internationally.

Our firm has achieved broad appreciation internationally in  different fields of business law.

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Chambers Global 2017, Chambers Europe 2017

What the team is known for: Notable IP boutique which is highlighted by the market for its intense specialism in patent litigation. Also handles a broad range of other IP issues including copyright law, contentious trade mark issues and marketing law mandates.

Strengths Sources: particularly reference the firm’s reputation in patent work, describing the practice as a “long-standing niche boutique with patent litigation specialists.”

IAM 2017 The Worlds Leading Patent Professionals

Though Backström & Co is active in multiple legal areas, intellectual property remains of paramount importance to its offering. The set has an eminently international outlook, with the full suite of services provided in Swedish, German and English, as well as its mother tongue. “The senior statesman of Finnish IP”, Peter Backström has built the firm’s sterling reputation through decades of exemplary representation of innovative patentees. The contentious capabilities of Petri Eskola are also in no doubt; he has led the charge on many of the firm’s headline-grabbing cases.

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016

Firms: Enforcement and litigation
Taking a refreshingly personal approach, Backström & Co provides a comprehensive offering which chimes with the interests of its heavyweight clientele. A corporate and contract law livewire, the group has spent the last couple of decades cementing its status on both sides of the contentious/non-contentious divide. With a “big reputation on the domestic market”, the bright and articulate Petri Eskola has expertise across the gamut of IP and commercial law.

THE 2016 CORPORATE INTL GLOBAL AWARDS

Backström & Co: Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year in Finland

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2015

   Patent contentious: Backström & Co: Tier 1

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2015

The compact but diverse talent base at this well established firm can cover everything from commercial to competition and labour law, but intellectual property is its first love and remains the central pillar of its operation today. It is chiefly known for its dispute resolution prowess, and top-tier players acknowledge it as their most frequent opponent and worthty adversary. With a ”wealth of experience in contentious matters”, levelheaded attorney Petri Eskola ”provides the clearest and most to-the-point advice you can get”. He works alongside Peter Backström, an esteemed veteran of Finnish IP practice.

The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015 (IAM Patent 1000)

Intellectual property is a central plank of the practice at Backström & Co, though its broader business base means that it is also ideally placed to provide holistic advice on related questions of commercial, contract and competition law. Peers admire its authoritative performances in complex litigation and settlement negotiations., while the pragmatic, plainspoken style of its practitioners resonates with clients. Petri Eskola is promoted to silver this year on the crest of a wave of recommendations; the trilingual allrounder shines on multi-disciplinary mandates. A stalwart of the Finnish patent scene, Peter Backström is warmly revered as the ”grand old man of litigation”. His influence on established case law promises to be felt for generations.

GLOBAL 100 – 2014

Law Firm of the year – intellectual property – Finland

2013 EUROPEAN LEGAL 500

Intellectual Property: Backström & Co, Tier 1.

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2013

Patent Contentious Tier 1; Trademarks Contentious Tier 2.

2012 EUROPEAN LEGAL 500

Intellectual Property: Backström & Co, Tier 1.

Band Tier 2.

This highly reputed boutique covers all main fields of business law, but intellectual property is a core area of expertise. The firm is especially well regarded for the strength of its contentious IP practice and sources are quick to commend the firm for its superb handling of trademark disputes of all kind. The group also undertakes non-contentious work such as licensing and other contractual arrangements, and draws on its deep dispute resolution experience when drafting and negotiating terms to help keep clients out of the courtroom. Key lawyers include the hugely experienced and authoritative Peter Backström and Petri Eskola, who brings combined IP, commercial law, litigation and competition law expertise to the table.

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2012

Patent Contentious Tier 1; Trademarks Contentious Tier 2.

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2011

Patent Contentious Tier 1; Trademarks Contentious Tier 2.

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2011

Leading individuals:
Band 1: Peter Backström, Backström & Co
Band 3: Petri Eskola, Bacström & Co

This boutique firm is at its strongest in IP and is highly reputed in the market. Its lawyers advise international and local clients on a wide selection of matters, and are applauded for their prowess in both patent litigation and trade mark issues. The team is led by Peter Backström and endorsed for its pragmatic and straightforward style. Backström is one of the country’s most experienced IP professionals. Petri Eskola is also highly regarded for his expertise in this area and long-standing position in the market.

LAWYERS WORLD LAW AWARD WINNER 2011

in the category of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

CORPORATE INTL MAGAZINE GLOBAL AWARD 2010

Business Formation Excellence in Finland

ACQLAW AWARDS 2010

Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year.
Trademarks Law Firm of the Year.

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2010

Intellectual property (Band 2)

Leading individuals:
Band 1: Peter Backström, Backström & Co
Band 3: Petri Eskola, Backström & Co

THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2010

Backstöm & Co is a giant in the IP arena and the firm of choice for a multitude of international companies with IP needs in Finland. Indeed, over half of the firm’s client list is overseas based. The partners are experts in this field, with particular skills in litigious work.

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2009

Intellectual property, Band 2

Leading individuals:
Band 1: Peter Backström, Backström & Co
Band 3: Petri Eskola, Backström & Co

PLC WHICH LAWYER 2009

Intellectual property
Highly recommended firms:
Backström & Co

Leading individuals:
Peter Backström, Backström & Co

Life Sciences: intellectual property
Highly recommended firms:
Backström & Co

Leading individuals:
Peter Backström, Backström & Co

ACQLAW AWARDS 2009

Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year.
Trademarks Law Firm of the Year.

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2008:

Tier 1 Firm Patent, Trademark and Copyright Contentious

THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2007

IP and technology are the main areas of focus at Backström & Co, with particular expertise in industrial property and copyright matters. Name partner Peter Backström has over 30 years´ experience advising these fields.

CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2007:

This modest outfit offers a spectrum of legal services, but sources unanimously agree that its busy, long-established IP practice represents “absolute top quality,” especially when it comes to the area of patent and trade mark issues. The firm advises small and medium-sized companies, as well as consistently proving itself more than capable of handling the major litigation matters with which international clients entrust it. The lawyers recently defended a large foreign client in a high-profile trade mark litigation, while the pharmaceutical industry also continues to offer a steady stream of instructions.

CORPORATE INTL LEGAL AWARDS

Best Law Firm in Finland for IP Legal Work 2009.

THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2009

Backstöm & Co is another full-service business law firm with a marked predominance in IP. All four of the firm´s experienced attorneys, including partners Peter Backström and Petri Eskola, specialise in the field, attracting multinationals as clients as well as leading Finnish companies.

CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2008:

Backström & Co comes highly recommended for patent litigation, which forms a major part of its workload. The organisation is recognised in the market for its enviable client roster of both local and international companies. A number of these are from pharmaceutical sector, while others include franchising corporations and commodities distributors.

The group’s smaller size is seen by clients as an advantage, allowing the team to offer a personal service.

THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2008

Backstöm & Co is a highly focused IP and technology firm, although it does advise on other areas of law and sectors when needed. The firm´s founding partner Peter Backström is widely recognized as an authority in the IP field, acting for domestic and international companies.

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2007:

Tier 1 Firm Patent, Trademark and Copyright Contentious

PRACTICAL LAW COMPANY, GLOBAL COUNSEL 3000:

Firm recommendations:

Highly recommended

Intellectual property
Life sciences: regulatory
Life sciences: intellectual propertyc

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