Folke Johansson and Marina Smirnova selected as WIPR Leaders


We proudly inform that our European patent attorney Folke Johansson has been selected as a WIPR Leader 2016 for patents in Finland. For Russia, in both patents and trademarks, our patent & trademark attorney Marina Smirnova was chosen as a WIPR Leader 2016.

The Leaders club consists of 1415 individuals worldwide recognised by their peers as leading IP practitioners. In Finland for patents, a total of 10 representatives have been chosen as WIPR Leaders. For Russia the number is 15.

WIPR Leaders is a new, comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property practitioners working in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe that is a truly impartial, editorially-led list of the best patent and trademark lawyers based on the results of a 5-month survey coupled with their own research.


Celebrating our global IP network at an Evening of Elegance with Laura Mikkola in Seattle during INTA

On 19 May 2018 in Seattle in connection with INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting, we will host an Evening of Elegance with the Finnish pianist Laura Mikkola at the spectacular Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Folke Johansson, Markku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova selected WIPR Leaders 2018

The results are based on nominations from industry peers. WIPR Leaders ranks the leading IP practitioners in the world, listing over 1,700 lawyers.

Will parallel imports become entirely legal in Russia?

Parallel import has been thus far considered illegal, but a new wave of decisions started in 2017 when the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) issued a warning notice to Daimler AG, Renault, KYB Corporation and YD-Diagnostics.

Markku Simmelvuo from Papula-Nevinpat selected as IP person of the year 2017

Our managing director Markku Simmelvuo was selected as the IP person of the year 2017 at the IPR Gala organized by IPR University Center on Friday, 26 January 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.