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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anna Ronkainen, Co-founder and Chief Scientist

Artificial intelligence and law scholar doing research at the intersection of IP law, cognition and vague norms, with over 15 years of experience in linguistic software development including many successes in project and product management.

Joe Patterson, VP of Sales

MBA, Global business development and sales executive with over 10 years of experience, primarily in the B2B software space. Successfully contributed to taking three companies to a liquidity event.

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,
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.

Colm Dobbyn, General Counsel,
Mastercard

Globally responsible for intellectual property (IP) and related technology legal matters for MasterCard. Oversees a team of 15 professionals that handles MasterCard’s IP portfolio comprising of over 13,000 trademarks in 220 countries and over 2,000 patents and patent applications.

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.

David Carroll, Director & Lead Counsel,
Motorola Mobility

Responsible for providing legal support in the areas of trademarks, marketing & advertising, and privacy to a $10B consumer mobile device manufacturer. Manage all aspects of an international trademark portfolio consisting of over 7,500 trademarks, and 2,000 domain names.

Tiffany Misteli, Trademark Lawyer,
F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG

A Swiss attorney-at-law with international experience, responsible for managing a huge and mixed IP portfolio for one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world and making significant improvements to the legal work processes. Tiffany previously worked as in-house counsel for two major Swiss banks before joining the the Trademark team at Roche. A member of PTMG.

Jill Grant, Legal Counsel,
American Greetings

An independent Intellectual Property attorney with more than 20 years' international experience in trademark and copyright law. Clients have included global consumer products companies and, sports/entertainment figures in the United States and Internationally. Jill’s expertise includes all aspects of the intellectual property life cycle, including clearance and registration, IP research, protection and enforcement, with a focus on international trademark oppositions, cancellations and litigation.

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.

Thomas Quack, Senior Trademark Specialist,
Bayer

An exceptionally talented trademark professional, responsible for managing a large and diverse IP portfolio. His 17+ years of experience makes him an expert in name creation, global trademark screening, trademark filing, handling and policing and regulatory counseling regarding new name submissions. A member of PTMG and INTA.

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.

Careers

Please see the Careers page for our current open positions. We also accept open applications at jobs@trademarknow.com.