Folke Johansson, Markku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova listed as WIPR Leaders 2020

7.2.2020

Papula-Nevinpat’s Folke Johansson, Markku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova have been selected as IP Leaders in World Intellectual Property Review’s WIPR Leaders 2020 handbook. WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world.

Folke Johansson, who heads our firm’s patent department, and Markku Simmelvuo, our Managing Director, were both ranked in the patent category in Finland. In Russia, Marina Smirnova was ranked in both the patent and trademark categories.

The WIPR handbook lists over 1 700 IP lawyers. The results are based on nominations from industry peers. WIPR’s research team evaluated the nominees’ practice history, industry expertise and notable cases, as well as any additional activities, such as writing and teaching responsibilities.

The full WIPR Leaders 2020 rankings can be found here.

News

Betolar turns waste into valuable material in a way that protects nature

Our customer Betolar has a strong understanding of science and materials technology and a credibly managed IP strategy and protection. Read how Betolar enables the transition towards a sustainable built environment.

Asia IP Magazine: Kazakhstan creates roadmap for IP improvement

Our trademark attorney Annikki Hämäläinen was interviewed for a piece in the Asia IP Magazine about Kazakhstan to create a roadmap for IP improvement.

Kazakh IPO disregards deadlines falling during state of emergency

Because of the current state of emergency and nationwide internet outages in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Intellectual Property Office has decided to disregard the deadlines falling during the state of emergency, currently in effect until 19 January 2022. 

How to extend your patent terms in Russia

European patent attorney and Papula-Nevinpat partner Satu Lehesranta takes us through the ins and outs of filing for patent term extensions in Russia.