PRLog - March 3, 2011 - FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Procopé & Hornborg and The Villamar Firm PLLC are launching their life cycle program that caters to small and medium sized entrepreneurs, particularly those that could benefit from obtaining patents, copyright and other intellectual property rights in Finland and the United States, coupled with financing plan to fuel cross border business expansion. Upon securing intellectual property rights, and developing a financing strategy involving Finnish and/or US capital, then Procopé & Hornborg would mobilize its team to develop the supply and distribution strategies and agreements for such aspiring entrepreneurs.
As part of this team venture, Procopé & Hornborg has retained Carlos Villamar of The Villamar Firm PLCC as Special Counsel. In support of this initiative Mr. Villamar will be traveling from Washington DC to Finland on a periodic basis to meet with interested clients of Procopé & Hornborg. If you are interested in meeting with our team, please make an appointment today to reserve your time.
Entrepreneurial Legal Strategy Group
Mr. Villamar specializes in intellectual property law and has successfully submitted patent and copyright applications to the US Patent & Trademark Office. He has also worked as an employee with the US Patent & Trademark Office. The pricing for his services is designed to be competitive and recognize the cash-constrained nature of many entrepreneurs. Mr. Villamar specializes in helping high-tech companies and universities protect their Intellectual Property in a most efficient manner. Among other things, he helps clients obtain Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”). He helps clients minimize all attorney time by remotely training company and university engineers in writing patent specifications for important technologies. With this strategy, he helps clients file patent applications in cutting edge technologies with minimal costs, as compared to conventional methodologies.
Mr. Villamar will be working with Mr. Kessel, Mr. Rechardt and Ms. Ashorn on such entrepreneurial business initiatives.
Lauri Rechardt has broad experience in IPR related matters, in particular in the licensing and enforcement of copyrights in Finland and internationally. Lauri has also extensive experience in working with legal policy issues, and he has participated in the work of various international bodies, including WIPO, WCO, the Council of Europe and the European Commission, as an ex-pert.
Tiina Ashorn regularly advises clients in commercial contract negotiations relating to IT and other technology, such as system delivery and IT services outsourcing contracts, as well as in legal issues relating to biosciences and health care. Tiina also has broad experience in the financing and M&A transactions of technology companies.
Keith Kessel specializes in the corporate finance, private equity, venture capital, and financial services industry laws and regulations. He is also active in mergers & acquisitions, licensing and distribution. Mr. Kessel helps clients put together private equity investment deals in order to properly prospect private equity and venture capital investors. Obtaining IPR rights is generally regarded as one of a couple particularly helpful steps in developing an effective business plan and financing strategy for the entrepreneurial businesses in Finland. Upon boating IPR, Procopé & Hornborg can thereafter proceed with developing its investment financing documentation in order to seek investors.
Founded in 1918, Procopé & Hornborg is one of Finland’s oldest law firms with a strong history and a reputation for quality and excellence. The lawyers in our Corporate and Commercial, Dis-pute Resolution and Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Transactions and Financing Groups provide specialized legal services to clients in Finland and internationally.
Procopé & Hornborg Ltd. Attorneys at Law
P.O. Box 1077
00101 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 10 3090 300
Fax. +358 10 3090 333
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The Villamar Firm specializes in the practice of Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and computer and internet law.