The total number of trademark applications increased again in Russia in 2020. The number of trademark filings increased last year by more than 6,000 filings compared to 2019, with 93,926 applications in total.
In the past, we used to think of software and machines as two distinct elements. Now we see the integration of these two, as machines are more equipped with smart technology. For traditional smokestack companies digital transformation creates also new opportunities and challenges in the protection of Intellectual Property, or IP.
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.
European patent attorney Matti Ylitalo (M.Sc. (Tech.)) has been appointed patent attorney at Papula-Nevinpat on 2 May 2018. Matti has wide expertise as a patent attorney, specializing in various technical fields, such as mechanics, engineering materials, electronics, medical engineering, as well as power plant, automation and antenna technology.
We are very happy to announce that Papula-Nevinpat's Folke Johansson and Markku Simmelvuo have been named as IP leaders in the World Intellectual Property Review's WIPR Leaders 2017 handbook for patents in Finland. In Russia, for both patents and trademarks, our Marina Smirnova was listed as a WIPR Leader 2017.
You could loosely compare acquiring intellectual property rights to trying to lose weight; it doesn’t really matter what you eat between Christmas and New Year, rather what you eat during the period from New Year to Christmas. In the same way, you could claim that protecting IP is not an end in itself. More important […]
Patent claims may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about the basics of good communication. They can be wordy and loaded with definitions that seem out of place in everyday language. And it’s doubtful that the inventor is impressed by brilliantly written text if he or she cannot even […]