TrademarkNow, a Helsinki based legal technology start-up - has chosen Kilkenny as it’s Irish base.
The firm, which will employ 12 people in their first year in the city, picked Kilkenny after a search of other major cities in the country - their decision a firm thumbs up for local people and places.
Kilkenny now joins its base in Helsinki and offices in New York and Luxembourg as TrademarkNow expands its global footprint.
The offices in Kilkenny will house their business development, sales and account management teams and the firm hopes to double its workforce here by 2016.
It’s also a boost for New Work Junction, owned by Tom O’Neill as the new office is to be based out of these premises - the old AIB Bank on the Dublin Road.
It’s a considerable vote of confidence in Kilkenny by the group - who noted Kilkenny as ‘The friendliest city in Europe’ when announcing their opening.
Mikael Kolehmainen, TrademarkNow co-founder and CEO said “We are happy to add Kilkenny to our global roster of company office locations, and we look forward to years of growth and success here.
“ Our growth has been driven by our unique technology that helps solve problems faced by trademark professionals every day. Our sales and marketing infrastructure are now in place and poised to fuel our growth even further,” he added.
Among TrademarkNow’s client list areF. Hoffman La Roche AG, a leading pharmaceuticall company, Carlbserg, Design Bridge and gaming giant Rovio.
The company provides an intelligent, web based tradmark management platform used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies.
“TrademarkNow is a great example of the type of company that we believe will be the furure of Kilkenny’s information management workforce,” said John Hurley, Chamber CEO. “We’re building on the rich, proud tradition of Kilkenny and it’s hard working citzens.” he added. The Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce andLlocal Enterprise Office worked hard, hand in hand with Trademark Now to explore and evaluate Kilkenny as a location - and to ensure the smooth and successful opening of the new Kilkenny Office of TrademarkNow.
Check out their website - www.trademarknow.com