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Ella Mikkola

Work +358 9 622 6670
Bird & Bird LLP

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Intellectual property, Life Sciences


Intellectual property (disputes and contracts), patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, life sciences, technology. Ella has gained extensive experience in intellectual property (IP) and life sciences law, including licensing, assignment, supply and distribution agreements; M&A-related IP agreements; patent, trademark and design litigation; customs seizures; media and entertainment-related copyright issues; and regulatory proceedings concerning pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals among others.


Partner Bird & Bird 2009-. Head of the Intellectual Property Group and Life Sciences Group in Finland. Apart from working at law firms Ella has experience as a university researcher as well as a lobbyist for the Finnish industry. She has participated in legislative work as well. Ella has been acknowledged as one of Finland’s leading intellectual property experts in 250 World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers and IAM 250 World's Leading Patent Litigators.


Finnish, English, Swedish


Finnish Bar Association 2003-, AIPPI, Finnish IT Law Association (Board Member 2000-2003), Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (Board Member 2008-2014, President 2012-2014)


LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, George Washington University Law School (USA) 1998. LL.M. University of Turku 1995.


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The ‘excellent’ practice at Bird & Bird, led by Ella Mikkola, represented Monster Energy in several trade mark disputes. The team is also experienced in advising on pharmaceutical patents and unfair trade cases.

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