About Us

TrademarkNow provides an intelligent web-based trademark management platform that is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results.

Our story

At its core is a unique artificial intelligence model of trademark law based on both explicit and intricate domain models of the law.

Created by experts in trademark law and linguistics, our cutting-edge system also utilizes state-of-the-art machine-learning techniques to produce models that seamlessly take real-world complexities into account.

While the underlying intelligence is complex, the platform’s intuitive design and simple user interface make it very easy to use. The result: faster, smarter trademark search, watch, and analysis.

Leadership

With a rich diversity of experience in trademark law, technology and serving the enterprise, our leadership team is working to bring smart innovation to trademark teams around the globe.

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Mikael Kolehmainen,
Co-founder and CEO

International TM Attorney with significant trademark law domain expertise, with a license in New York. An experienced and successful angel investor and third-generation entrepreneur. Previous tech company experience in a variety of roles.

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Heikki Vesalainen,
Co-founder and Chief Architect

Designer of numerous successful machine-learning and artificial intelligence solutions. A solid background in Software Engineer with vast experience in designing and building mission critical systems and software products in many different fields including legal.

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Matti Kokkola,
Co-founder and CTO

Built and led successful tech teams in the US and Europe. Seasoned technology leader with experience from building and operating business critical big data systems.

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Charles Hill,
Head of Product

Harvard MBA, Product management professional with over 15 years’ experience managing large-scale software and internet products. Track record of launching new global products that drive strong results for both B2B and B2C companies.

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Tuomas Järvenpää,
CFO

10 years’ experience in finance and accounting. Main responsibilities include financial planning, monitoring and reporting.

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Krista Nikkari,
Head of HR

Experience in Human Resources in global growth tech companies and in staffing industry. Areas of expertise include international recruitment, employee wellbeing, coaching and change management. Holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

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John Calcio,
CRO

Accomplished sales and business development executive with over 15 years of experience, including as a co-founder of two successful US venture backed technology companies. Proven ability to accelerate growth in early stage SaaS organizations.

Board of Advisors

A carefully select committee of trademark professionals with an intentional diverse array of experience and expertise. Consulting directly with our founders on the development of the platform to further improve our products and functionality.

Bill Samuels, IP Attorney

Bill Samuels, IP Attorney,
W.R. Samuels Law

IP specialist with expertise in trademark, copyright, and other IP matters, including branding, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, software protection, licensing, contracts, customs issues, global IP protection strategies, and domain name and Internet issues.

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Randy Michels, Co-founder,
Trust Tree Legal, P.C.

Trademark lawyer with 15+ years of experience advising clients on the selection and registration of trademarks. Based in Nashville working with clients all over the world. Has spoken about 'enhancing speed and quality trademark search' & was named to Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s list of IP Stars the last 3 years.

Tiffany Misteli, Head of Pharma Trademarks

Tiffany Misteli, Head of Pharma Trademarks,
F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG

A Swiss attorney-at-law, currently in the position of Head of Pharma Trademarks at one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world and making significant improvements to the legal work processes. Tiffany previously worked as an in-house counsel for two major Swiss banks before joining the trademark team at Roche. A member of PTMG.

Joshua Burke, Senior Counsel,
General Mills

Responsible for trademark counseling and clearance, prosecution, licensing and enforcement for multiple international food brands for the past 16+ years. One of the sweet benefits of his job is providing all legal counsel for the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Joshua has served on the board of directors for INTA (2008-2010), was Co-Chair of the 2015 INTA Annual Meeting and last year was on the new Building Bridges Committee.

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Martin Schwimmer, Partner,
Leason Ellis LLP

Martin counsels, prosecutes and litigates intellectual property disputes for major well-known companies. Martin is best known as the publisher of The Trademark Blog, the world’s oldest blog devoted to trademark and copyright law, as well as a Twitter microblog (@trademarkblog). Well-known in domain name circles and panelist for UDRP proceedings administered by the WIPO.

Alessandro Cimaschi,
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited

Ulrich Hildebrandt

Ulrich Hildebrandt, Partner,
SKW Schwarz

Tom Onda, Chief Counsel, Global Intellectual Property, Brands and Marketing,
Levi Strauss

Joe Quigley

Joe Quigley, General Counsel,
Rivet LLC / Highlights for Children

Stuart Ash, Partner,
Gowling WLG