UPM integrates bio and forest industries, building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood.
As an international publicly-listed company subject to constant changes, UPM needs a competent and reliable IP attorney wherever it operates. Protecting the company’s exclusive rights, for example, through patents, trademarks and registered designs is crucial for underpinning UPM’s ongoing success in business. Papula-Nevinpat cooperates with UPM in IP issues in Finland and Russia
Cooperation based on reliable and uncomplicated way of working
Cooperation between UPM and Papula-Nevinpat began in early 2000 in Lappeenranta where UPM then centered its paper research operations. A local IP specialist from Papula-Nevinpat came in to prepare patent applications related to UPM’s various pulp and paper projects. As UPM’s business grew, the number of IP applications also began to grow.
By 2008, the number of priority applications had grown so heavily, it was clear that more IP experts would have to be brought in. It felt natural that this additional business should go to a tried and tested partner like Papula-Nevinpat.
Today, UPM actively engages with Papula-Nevinpat on many types of IP protection, notably patents filed for inventions and trademarks related to new products. There is also much more going on around IP rights. For example, Papula-Nevinpat’s expertise has been crucially important over the years for UPM in disputes and opposition cases.
The good inter-personal relations that have grown between the two companies are thanks to what UPM describes as Papula-Nevinpat’s reliable and uncomplicated way of working.
”As our cooperation with Papula-Nevinpat grows so too does our IP sector performance. Over the years, we’ve come to rely on Papula-Nevinpat’s strong competence and experience as we navigate the complex IP application process. Special thanks go to the team at Papula-Nevinpat for their expertise, which has pulled us through numerous difficult situations and for their flexibility during peak industry periods.”
Mika Timmerbacka, Director, IPR at UPM-Kymmene