Henrik af Ursin

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, LL.M.

Henrik specialises in the identification, acquisition, enforcement and commercialisation of intellectual property. He has extensive experience with a wide variety of questions related to IP, such as portfolio management, strategic planning, enforcement, brand protection and dispute resolution. He also frequently advises clients regarding IP matters in transactions and in employment contexts as well as in regulatory and marketing law matters.

Henrik serves as domain name panelist and a Committee member at INTA. He is also a European Trademark Attorney.

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Turku, 2000
  • LL.M. in European Intellectual Property, Stockholm University, 2002
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2016

Experience

  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2018 –
  • Dittmar & Indrenius, Attorneys Ltd, Counsel 2014 – 2018
  • Kolster Oy Ab, Lawyer 2009 – 2013
  • Benjon Oy (now Roschier Brands), Lawyer 2005 – 2009
  • Heinonen & Co Attorneys Ltd, Lawyer 2003 – 2005
  • Kolster Oy Ab, Lawyer 2000 – 2003

Memberships

  • Finnish Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights
  • Member of the Anti-Counterfeiting committee of International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • MARQUES
  • Member of the Board of IPR University Center Association

Rankings

  • World Trademark Review (2019-2021): Global Leader
  • IAM Patent 1000: World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2021): “He is always available and provides updates on any new developments along with detailed and clear opinions, as well as efficient and strategic recommendations.
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Intellectual Property (2021): Henrik af Ursin recommended. “Henrik af Ursin has represented us for years. Excellent communicator and commercial mindset. Outstanding.“Henrik is dedicated, highly responsive and commercially orientated. With exceptionally broad experience in design, trade mark and unfair competition cases, Henrik is a practitioner at the top of his game. Very warmly recommended.
  • Chambers Europe and Global, Intellectual Property (2021): “Henrik af Ursin is commended for his “hands-on approach,” with one client adding: “He is fast, thorough and extremely likeable.”He assists clients with anti-counterfeiting litigation, copyright protection matters and trade secrets.”
  • Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star (2018–2021)
  • WTR 1000, World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers (2021): “Henrik is second to none – both in the courtroom and in his customer service. He is simply outstanding to work with: efficient, sharp and the type of detail-oriented lawyer who has great legal knowledge, but also fantastic pragmatic business sense.
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Intellectual Property (2020): “Henrik af Ursin is all around a great lawyer to work with. Sharp, committed and responsive.” “Definitely an outstanding lawyer. He has a deep knowledge of Finnish but also EU law. He was a real business partner when we had to deal with complex parallel import cases or regulatory questions in Finland.”
  • Chambers Europe and Global, Intellectual Property (2020): “Henrik af Ursin of Merilampi Attorneys Ltd is a well-known practitioner offering a broad IP practice. He regularly advises clients on anti-counterfeiting litigation, agreements, licensing negotiations, portfolio management and unfair competition matters.”
  • WTR 1000, World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers (2020): “Henrik is the go-to guy in Finland for brand protection and enforcement. Prosecution, anti-counterfeiting or cross-border litigation, he can do it all and with great success. He gives sharp, business-oriented advice and is on top of everything all the time.
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2020): “”A warm, friendly and excellent lawyer“, Henrik af Ursin prioritises the needs of clients and always delivers high-quality, tailored litigation and transaction services.”
  • Client Choice (2019): Exclusive winner. “Easy to work with, very responsive“, “produces stellar results“, “top-notch customer-centric lawyer.
  • Chambers Europe and Global, Intellectual Property (2019): “Henrik af Ursin of Merilampi Attorneys Ltd advises clients on a broad range of IP matters including trade mark filings, infringement actions and anti-counterfeiting issues.”
  • WTR 1000, World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers (2019): Ranked in the gold tier. “Recently making a move to Merilampi Attorneys, Henrik af Ursin “is a top-notch lawyer and a great prosecutor. He has unique strategic skills, is easy to work with and always obtains excellent results. A mastermind with tons of experience, Henrik is a great person and his client care and contact is second to none.“”
  • WTR 1000, World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers (2018): “He is very easy to work with and has impressive problem-solving abilities. He stands out because he is business minded to the last and gives brilliant, clear advice in a way that is pragmatic and cost efficient.
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2018): “A rising star”, praised by his peers for his impressive deal-making abilities.
  • Chambers Europe, Intellectual Property (2017): “Sources are glowing in their praise, with one reporting: He is a top-notch lawyer. He is very client-conscious, very responsive and his legal work is very good.
  • Legal 500, Intellectual Property (2017): “One of the best lawyers in the country for IP enforcement work.” “An outstanding commercial outlook.