Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!


This Christmas we have made a donation to the scholarship fund for graduate students in Tapiola High School, Espoo, Finland, and to The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters.

Kindly note that our head office in Helsinki will be closed for Christmas on Monday 26 December 2016. In case of any urgent new filings to our Eurasian countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan) during this time, you can contact Mr Teemu Lang, CDO, on +358 40 576 3796 or by email:

We wish you all happy holidays and a successful year 2017!



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.