The IPR Excellence and prize sums totalling € 5,000 for the commendable use of Intellectual Property Rights are awarded by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. The IPR Excellence of 2017 goes to two companies, Lojer Oy and Secto Design Oy.


Lojer Oy / Manuthera mobilisation table

Design: Naprapath Teuvo Keisala, industrial designer Mari Alahuhtala, product development engineer Pasi Koski-Vähälä, product development manager Mika Kuusela,  technician Pekka Putaja

Lojer has applied technical solutions and industrial design in its treatment table and protected the product in a wide range of ways, with the use of patents, trademarks and model protection in mutually supportive ways. IPR rights were also applied systematically in the international market. The Lojer company’s products combine a wide range of technical competence with practical design, making the hard work of treatment staff easier adn treatment more pleasant for patients.



Secto Design Oy / Petite lamp collection

Design: Seppo Koho

Secto Design has extensively applied model rights and trademarks in its information and as means of acquiring a competitive advantage. Secto Design actively defends its IPR rights. The Secto Design’s lamps bring joy and light into everyday life and the darkness of autumn. They carry on the legacy of Finnish design of elegant, simple refinement. Secto Design has also made ingenious use of Finnish wood in its products.

Photo: Secto Design Oy