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

16.2.2018

We are very happy to announce that WIPR (World IP Review Report) has recognized Papula-Nevinpat’s Folke Johansson and Markku Simmelvuo as leaders in their 2018 rankings for patents in Finland. In Russia, for both patents and trademarks, our Marina Smirnova was listed as a leader.

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

For the full rankings, please visit WIPR’s website.

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