Folke Johansson appointed new board member in the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys

Folke Johansson, Director, Patents, at Papula-Nevinpat, has been appointed new board member in the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys. The term for the new board is calendar year 2013.

The association of Finnish Patent Attorneys

The members of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys engage in professional activity in a patent agency in the field of immaterial rights, especially industrial property rights. Industrial property rights are protective rights, comprising particularly patents, utility models, designs, protection of integrated circuits and trademarks.

The purposes of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys are:

  • maintaining honest and professional agents’ activities,
  • acting so as to enable its members to attend to their clients’ interests and to carry on their profession while cherishing good agents’ ethics,
  • safeguarding the general professional interests of its membership,
  • fostering and encouraging a sound development of immaterial rights
  • encouraging good cooperation between patent agencies and authorities,
  • maintaining solidarity within its membership.


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.