Folke Johansson, Markku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova named as WIPR Leaders 2021

7.5.2021

Papula-Nevinpat’s Folke JohanssonMarkku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova have again been named as IP Leaders in the 2021 edition of World Intellectual Property Review’s WIPR Leaders.

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 the patent as well as in the trademark category.

WIPR Leaders features more than 1,000 professionals from 68 countries. Profiling the leading IP practitioners from around the world, WIPR Leaders consists of an online directory as well as a hard copy handbook. All Leaders were chosen after a four-month nomination process, in which WIPR sought views from 12,000 IP professionals.

See the full WIPR Leaders 2021 here.

 

 

 

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