Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

21.12.2015
Kindly note that our head office will be closed for Christmas from Thursday December 24 to Friday December 25, 2015. We wil be back again on Monday December 28, 2015.

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, Director, Patent Department on +358 40 576 3796 or by email: teemu.lang@papula-nevinpat.com.

This year we have again made a donation to the scholarship fund for graduate students in Tapiola high school, Espoo. Further, we have donated to The Good Holiday Spirit campaign for less fortunate families with children in Finland, organized by The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare and the Finnish Red Cross.

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News

Our article in WIPR: Russia jurisdiction report – The rules on patent opposition

The Patent Disputes Chamber which is a department of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) receives about 100 patent oppositions a year. Read more about the rules.

Startup, remember to involve an IP expert already in the product development phase – Case Kelosound

Protecting your ideas should start already in the product development phase. Read the story of our customer Kirsi Ihalainen, CEO of Kelosound Oy, who created a product of naturally dried wood that plays different sounds.

Changes to Kazakhstan’s IP legislation

We have listed the six major changes that came into force on 3 July 2018. The objective of the amendments is to modernize the existing legislation, and to simplify the trademark registration process.

Article in WIPR: Common procedures for IP disputes

The IP rights environment has become very internationally-focused lately. IP owners have many opportunities to protect their IP rights globally, but enforcement of IP rights is still mainly based on national requirements and processes with country specifics and peculiarities. This is also the case in Russia.