Finnish family-owned Delipap is a strong player in the market for baby and femcare products. Technological innovation and strategic trademark protection underpin the company’s brand strategy as it looks to increase international sales. Read our latest case article.
Annual statistics on Russian, Eurasian and Ukrainian patent applications shed more light on the consequences of Russia’s attack and the outlook the foreign companies currently have on the Russian and Ukrainian market as well as the stability of the intellectual property system in the region. Read more.
Finnish tech-startup Woodly is a rising challenger in the market for bio-based plastics. The company is casting a wide IP-protection net as it takes on the opportunity. Read the story of our customer.
Should you opt in or opt out? How will annuities and infringements be handled? What are the costs involved? We’ve put together a summary to help IP professionals manage the complexities of Europe’s new unitary patent system.
We are happy to share that Elena Akulenko has joined Papula-Nevinpat’s Chemistry and Process Technology team on 2 May 2023.
Kindly note that Papula-Nevinpat’s Helsinki head office will be closed for May Day Monday 1 May 2023 and will be operational again on Tuesday 2 May. In case of any urgent new filings to Eurasian countries during this time, you can contact Ms Linda Norrgård on +358 50 348 1950.
What were the main topics at the recent AIPLA Mid-Winter conference? Find out in a blog written by our Riikka Palmos.
Kindly note that Papula-Nevinpat's Helsinki head office will be closed for the Easter weekend from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April 2023.
We warmly welcome Patent specialist Irina Annenkova to Papula-Nevinpat’s Chemistry and Process Technology team!
We look at investigating patents from the technical perspective and introduce Papula-Nevinpat’s partnership with Huld for this kind of work.
In the latest Expert Guide - Intellectual Property 2023 Papula-Nevinpat's European Trademark Lawyer Riikka Palmos provides some of the answers regarding managing IP rights in Russia and Ukraine.
Germany has on 17 February 2023 ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC), confirming that the long-awaited unitary patent system will start on 1 June 2023.
Papula-Nevinpat again ranked in the top-tiers with Jussi Mikkola recognized in the 2023 edition of WTR 1000
Papula-Nevinpat’s trademark practice has again been recognized in the top-tier of the 2023 edition of World Trademark Review 1000.
Over the past 12 months Papula-Nevinpat has received many questions on managing IP rights in Russia and Ukraine. Our expert on these countries, Trademark Lawyer Riikka Palmos, provided some of the answers in a recent webinar. This is a roundup of what she said.
Papula-Nevinpat's Riikka Palmos has written an article about the new IP landscape in Russia and Ukraine which was published in the latest edition of MUNDO ASIPI Magazine.
Read the article in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review (issue 4/2022) written by our European Trademark Attorney Riikka Palmos.
This Christmas we have donated to the Good Holiday Spirit campaign (Hyvä Joulumieli). It is a campaign with an aim to raise funds for food supplies for families in Finland who are in need due to unemployment, illness, debt, low income, or some other crisis. The raised funds are given to the families as gift […]
Andreas Hoffmann is IP Director at Finnish mining-equipment giant Metso Outotec – a key Papula-Nevinpat customer. He spoke about his team’s special approach to managing a global network of patent attorneys at Papula-Nevinpat’s IP summit held in October 2022.
Papula-Nevinpat is delighted to announce that Matti Brax and Folke Johansson have been named in IAM Global Leaders 2023 which lists the world’s top private practice experts in the field of patents.
The state Intellectual Property Institute in Ukraine is currently under re-organization. We have listed some of the key changes.
Asia IP interviewed Papula-Nevinpat’s Irmeli Nokkanen on unintended claims in design patent drawings.
Riikka Palmos has been invited to join ECTA Committees as a member of the International Trade Committee to strengthen their Russia/Ukraine IP expertise.
Did you miss our IP summit and want to learn more about intellectual property in China? IP-firm CEO and China expert Luke Minford shares his insights from more than 30 years of experience in the country.
Papula-Nevinpat’s Mikko Nissinen, Miika Tupala and Juha Voutilainen have been recognised as Managing IP’s Rising Stars 2022
We are extremely delighted to announce that our patent attorneys Mikko Nissinen, Miika Tupala and Juha Voutilainen have been recognised as Rising Stars of the 2022 edition of Managing IP’s Rising Stars publication.
Riikka Palmos has been listed as WIPR – World IP Review: Influential Women in IPR 2022. We are delighted to have Riikka recognised as a leading industry expert.
The attack of Russia to Ukraine in February has also affected the IP field. Sanctions imposed against Russia and the counteractions of Russia against unfriendly countries have raised uncertainty and concern among IP right holders. Read more in an article by our IP experts Riikka Palmos and Annikki Hämäläinen.
In trademark as well as patent firm rankings in Finland, Papula-Nevinpat continues in the top tiers in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS 2022, the guide to the world’s leading IP firms and practitioners.
A rightsholder’s size and patent footprint may help decide whether they participate in the new patent and court, explain Folke Johansson and Tomi Konkonen of Papula-Nevinpat. Read the article in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review (issue 2/2022).
Papula-Nevinpat recognized again as one of the Finland’s top patent firms in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000
Papula-Nevinpat has once again been ranked as one of the leading patent firms in Finland in the 2022 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals – in the patent prosecution category. Six Papula-Nevinpat patent attorneys identified as top patent practitioners in Finland.
In early March this year the Kirov Court in Russia rejected a trademark and copyright infringement action and claim for damages raised by Entertainment One UK Limited. This decision was then appealed, and on 21 June 2022 the Appeal Court issued a decision overturning the decision of the Kirov Court in Russia.
We are thrilled to announce that Papula-Nevinpat has been selected as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms by the Financial Times. The latest listing is based on recommendations by clients and peers and compiled by the FT’s research partner Statista.
Kindly note that our Helsinki head office will be closed for Midsummer 24 June 2022 and will be operational again on Monday 27 June 2022.
As of 1 July 2022, the Eurasian Patent Office increases official fees. In average, the official fees will be increased by 25 - 30%.
With the Unitary Patent System on the brink of coming into force, patent applicants and holders have some important choices to make. Our experts give their view on the different ways forward.
Russia continues to adopt countermeasures against the sanctions imposed on Russia. One of the most recent countermeasures concerning intellectual property rights is the Decree-Law of March 2022 which legalized parallel import of certain goods into Russia.
Read an article in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review (issue 1/2022) where our European Patent Attorney Matti Brax, who has been in the business since 1995, shares his expertise about patenting quantum computing.
Kindly note that our Helsinki head office will be closed for the Easter weekend from Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April and will be fully operational again on Tuesday 19 April.
Using quantum computing as an example, Papula-Nevinpat’s European patent attorney Matti Brax takes us through the ins and outs of patenting cutting-edge technology.
European patent attorney Nathalie Baptiste to join Papula-Nevinpat’s ICT and Electrical Engineering Team
Papula-Nevinpat’s team of IP experts is again growing, as Nathalie Baptiste (M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Paris-Saclay University) has been appointed European Patent Attorney to Papula-Nevinpat’s ICT and Electrical Engineering Team as of 28 March 2022.
Recently, the Russian as well as international media has published articles about plans to restrict the use of Intellectual Property (IP) rights in Russia. In order to clarify the situation, we have written a summary on the recent decisions and facts.
In the latest Expert Guide - Intellectual Property 2022 Papula-Nevinpat partner Satu Lehesranta takes the readers through the ins and outs of filing for patent term extensions in Russia.
Our customer Betolar has a strong understanding of science and materials technology and a credibly managed IP strategy and protection. Read how Betolar enables the transition towards a sustainable built environment.
Our trademark attorney Annikki Hämäläinen was interviewed for a piece in the Asia IP Magazine about Kazakhstan to create a roadmap for IP improvement.
Because of the current state of emergency and nationwide internet outages in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Intellectual Property Office has decided to disregard the deadlines falling during the state of emergency, currently in effect until 19 January 2022.
European patent attorney and Papula-Nevinpat partner Satu Lehesranta takes us through the ins and outs of filing for patent term extensions in Russia.
This Christmas we have made a donation to MIELI Mental Health Finland's work for children and young people.
Papula-Nevinpat is delighted to announce that Folke Johansson has been selected as an IAM Global Leader also for the year 2022.
An article about the new Eurasian design patent published in the latest issue of WIPR, written by our European design and European trademark attorney Irmeli Nokkanen and Eurasian patent attorney Mariya Beltyukova.
Papula-Nevinpat’s Mikko Nissinen and Juha Voutilainen have been recognised as Managing IP’s Rising Stars
Huge congratulations to our Mikko and Juha for being recognised as Rising Stars of the 2021 edition of Managing IP’s Rising Stars publication.
With increasing numbers of people favouring sustainability and healthy living, Honka wooden homes are in rising demand. The Finnish company keeps its edge through some clever innovations and strong IPR.
European trademark attorney Jussi Mikkola has been appointed to the INTA (International Trademark Association) Legislation and Regulation Committee for the 2022-2023 term.
As part of the EEX Journey entrepreneurial leadership program, Papula-Nevinpat’s Trademark Department Director Riikka Palmos has been paired up with Finnish startup No No No – a service that turns customer complaints into marketing opportunity.
Papula-Nevinpat recognized as one of the top patent firms both in Finland and Russia in the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000
In addition five Papula-Nevinpat's patent attorneys have been identified as top patent practitioners.
Kindly note that our Helsinki head office will be closed for Midsummer 25 June 2021. Happy Midsummer!
Papula-Nevinpat lawyers named in the 2022 Best Lawyers™ list: Alexandr Bilyk, Alexander Polikarpov and Marina Smirnova
Warm congratulations Alexandr, Alexander and Marina! We would also like to thank our clients and colleagues for all the work we have done together over the years.
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.
Papula-Nevinpat's Heidi Mikkola, Jussi Mikkola, Markku Simmelvuo, Alexander Polikarpov and Marina Sokolova named as IP STARS 2021. Congratulations!
To protect the IPR behind computer games, developers should try to patent specific technical features that impact gameplay. Patent Attorney Tomi Konkonen explains with some industry examples.
Kindly note that our Helsinki head office will be closed for Ascension Day on Thursday 13 May 2021 and will be fully operational again on Friday 14 May 2021.
Papula-Nevinpat’s Folke Johansson, Markku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova have again been named as IP Leaders in the 2021 edition of World Intellectual Property Review’s WIPR Leaders.
Halton has been providing indoor air solutions since the 1960s. With Papula-Nevinpat’s help, the company has built an IP and trademark portfolio for some of the world’s most advanced indoor air technology.
The last episode in our spring 2021 Russia-Eurasia IP webinar series covered pharmaceutical patenting in Russia. The article includes the main points you should know.
This new Protocol expands the Eurasian patent system by allowing the applicants to obtain legal protection for industrial designs in the member states of the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) by filing one single application with the EAPO.
Patent Specialist Kristina Sorochkina strengthens Papula-Nevinpat’s Chemistry and Process Technology team
Patent specialist Kristina Sorochkina has joined Papula-Nevinpat’s Chemistry and Process Technology team on 1 April 2021. Warmly welcome!
Read an article about licence agreements in Russia written by our trademark attorney Annikki Hämäläinen and patent attorney Erik Viik in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review (March 2021).
Kindly note that our Helsinki head office will be closed for the Easter weekend from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April 2021 and will be fully operation again on Tuesday 6 April.
Our patent specialist Aleksandr Belotcerkovskii shares some important insights on patenting in these four countries.
Our client company Onbone is revolutionizing the world of breaks, strains and bone protection with its bio-composite casting material Woodcast. Broad IP protection is at heart of Onbone’s growth strategy.
WTR 1000 rankings for 2021 published: Papula-Nevinpat again in the top-tiers with Jussi Mikkola and Riikka Palmos recognized
Papula-Nevinpat’s trademark practice has again been recognized in the top-tier of the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000.
The second episode in our spring 2021 IP webinar series looked at Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan & Tajikistan. Here we summarize the most important takeaways for protecting trademarks in the region.
Folke Johansson has been selected as an IAM Global Leader also for the year 2021 - warm congratulations!
Come protect inventions with us and join our team of over one hundred experts! Patent attorneys and patent specialists monitor the latest trends in technology, combining independent working skills with teamwork and customer service.
Read to learn the most important things to know about trademarking in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Georgia.
The Russian Patent and Trademark Office will be closed for the New Year and Christmas Holiday from January 1, 2021 to January 10, 2021.
Happy holidays! This Christmas we have again made a donation to the Good Holiday Spirit campaign Hyvä Joulumieli.
IP Webinar Series in 2021: Top things you need to know about patents and trademarks in the Russia-Eurasia region
Come and join us online to a series of IP webinars about patents and trademarks in the Russia-Eurasia region. See all details and register already now.
Today an article about the cooperation with our customer Woodly Ltd appeared in a supplement of Handelsblatt Magazine, Nordische Profis.
IP rights can play a crucial role in a company’s success story. Therefore, it is important for companies to systematically manage and protect their intellectual property. How to raise IP understanding - read our Linda Norrgård's blog post.
On December 17th, Papula-Nevinpat will host a live online performance by Finnish classical pianist Laura Mikkola and her daughter Fredrika. We spoke to the duo about music, family, and life on the international stage.
As part of a Papula-Nevinpat IP webcast by Tomi Konkonen, this article clarifies how to overcome some of the challenges associated with patenting software inventions in the era of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Read an article about patent infringements and statistics in Russia written by our patent attorney Erik Viik in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review.
The Patent Lawyer Magazine – What you should know to be successful in IP litigation in Russia by Riikka Palmos
Our Head of Legal Team Russia Riikka Palmos has written an article, What you should know to be successful in IP litigation in Russia, in the latest edition of the Patent Lawyer Magazine.
Our Folke Johansson shares in a blog post his experience about his first oral proceedings before the Examining Division at the EPO, done by video conferencing.
Quantum-computing provider IQM aims to be Europe’s leader in the field. The company’s strength lies in raw R&D brain power, leading-edge technology, and a growing patent portfolio that Papula-Nevinpat is helping to protect.
New rules of consideration of oppositions and appeals have come into force at the Russian patent office. Read about the main changes.
Patent Prosecution Highway cooperation between the Finnish Patent and Registration Office and Eurasian Patent Organization has started
By filing one single patent application with the EAPO, you can obtain a patent in all the countries that have joined the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC). The agreement between the EAPO and the PRH will cover both national and PCT applications.
The first Russian patents relating to the treatment of COVID-19 have been granted last week. Read about the inventions that benefited from the Patent Office’s prioritized, fast-track examination.
Papula-Nevinpat’s Linda Norrgård has received the Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Award 2020 for patent law in Finland
We are happy to announce that our Linda Norrgård, Finnish and European Patent Attorney, has been recognized as a Women in Law Award 2020 winner in the practice area of patent law in Finland.
We are delighted to inform that Ukraine has finally adopted a new official opposition procedure for trademarks. The amendments were adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine on 21 July 2020, and are expected to be published shortly.
Huhtamäki, a Finnish packaging industry veteran, has been at the forefront of developing alternatives to plastic packaging. The company is also active in the field of IP rights protection. Read more about the role of IP rights in Huhtamäki's business in our latest case article.
Information about possible exceptional arrangements at the patent offices in Finland, Russia and Eurasia due to coronavirus pandemic
Exceptional arrangement are in place at the following patent offices: Russia, EAPO, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Papula-Nevinpat again recognized as one of the top patent firms both in Finland and Russia in the 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000
“Papula-Nevinpat always produces phenomenal work and is one of the best patent attorney firms to cooperate with.”
The Russian patent litigation system is bifurcated: patent infringement cases are heard by courts, while patent invalidity actions are filed with an administrative body of the Russian Patent Office called the Chamber of Patent Disputes.
Two Papula-Nevinpat lawyers named to 2021 Best Lawyers™ list: Alexander Polikarpov and Marina Smirnova
Papula-Nevinpat is very pleased to announce that Alexander Polikarpov, Eurasian Patent Attorney, and Marina Smirnova, Patent and Trademark Attorney, have been included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Russia under Intellectual Property Law.
Papula-Nevinpat has already for many years been providing full legal services in Russia in addition to our IP services including patent, utility model, trademark and design rights protection.
Registration of a trademark at the national customs registers is an efficient tool to fight counterfeiting. However, even though the introduction of the IP register of the Eurasian Customs Union is already established, the member states have so far failed to implement it in practice.
Also this year our attorneys gathered many IP STARS 2020 nominations – IP STARS are IP experts who have been highly recommended by their peers and customers.
The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) have agreed to launch a joint Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Programme to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications at both offices.
Papula-Nevinpat’s European trademark attorney Jussi Mikkola was again recognized as a key contact at Papula-Nevinpat, and our European trademark attorney Riikka Palmos made her first debut in the 2020 Edition of World Trademark Review 1000.
Our Trademark Lawyer Pauliina Heine blogs about the likelihood of confusion between trademarks and about the decision that the Market Court made.
Did you know that the number of trademark applications again increased in Russia in 2019? There were over 10 000 more national trademark filings and 1 400 more international trademark filings than in 2018.
Papula-Nevinpat is very pleased to announce that Folke Johansson has been selected as an IAM Global Leader.
Now available the updated Russia chapter about trademark law and regulations in the International Legal Guide.
Kindly note that our Helsinki head office will be closed for the Easter weekend from Friday 10 April to Monday 13 April and will be fully operational again on Tuesday 14 April.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemia, the Patent Office of Azerbaijan will be closed until 29 April 2020.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemia, we want to inform all our clients and colleagues that Papula-Nevinpat continues to serve its clients as before.
From the trademark point of view, the merger of three formerly autonomous universities in 2010 meant that the new organization needed a new brand. Read our latest case article about the brand of Aalto University.
Our European Trademark Attorney Riikka Palmos has written an article about trademark protection in Russia published in the Expert Guide Intellectual Property 2020.
Papula-Nevinpat’s Folke Johansson, Markku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova have been selected as IP Leaders in World Intellectual Property Review’s WIPR Leaders 2020 handbook. WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world.
Are you interested in applying your programming skills to the rapidly growing area of legal technology and to a machine learning driven software product?
Papula-Nevinpat's patent attorneys have been interviewed about the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed by Singapore and the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding an IP cooperation. The article appeared in the October 2019 edition of the Asia IP Magazine.
Why is it so important to protect your brand also in Russia? Our Russia IP specialist Riikka Palmos explains in her blog why and provides you with a checklist that helps to do safely business in Russia.
Did you receive a cease and desist letter? Our IP expert Matti Brax advises in his blog what you should do first.
You may have heard rumours about a new trademark protection system created in Eurasia. Read about the upcoming new system, what does it mean and who will benefit.
When going international Virta became aware of how crucial intellectual property is - patented technology increases the company’s value and brings benefits to the whole industry.
How to obtain a valuable patent? Our IP experts Folke Johansson and Tomi Konkonen highlight some important elements you should focus on in order to get a good patent application, and a valuable patent.
Due to the new Finnish Trademarks Act, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) requires applicants and other companies or persons entered in the Trademark Register to indicate sufficient identification information.
Unikulma started to patent when one of their mattress models was copied by a competitor. Now, Unikulma is one of the industry’s leading IP filers in the world, according to founder Vesa Tuominen.
It is surprisingly common with startups to not know how to incorporate patenting in their company’s business strategy. Our patent specialist Jorma Selin blogs about important aspects for you to consider.
Papula-Nevinpat recognized as one of the top patent firms both in Finland and Russia in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000
Papula-Nevinpat has again been ranked as one of the top patent firms both in Finland and Russia in the patent prosecution category of the 2019 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
In case you couldn’t make it to the Russia IP Update sessions, you can read the presentation by our trademark attorney Riikka Palmos here.
What will change and when in the legal services in Russia? Read about the new reform project in the latest issue of WIPR.
Papula-Nevinpat reinforces its position as one of Finland’s leading IP firms. We warmly welcome the IP experts from Heinäinen Oy Patent Agency to our team!
The 2019 INTA Annual Meeting is just days away! Our IP experts team, Annikki Hämäläinen, Heidi Mikkola, Jussi Mikkola, Riikka Palmos, Markku Simmelvuo and Marina Smirnova look forward to meeting as many clients and friends as possible.
Our trademark attorney Annikki Hämäläinen has written the Russia chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2019. Here you will find a broad overview of common issues in the trademark law and regulations in Russia. You can read the Russia chapter here.
Patent Attorney Linda Norrgård to join Papula-Nevinpat’s Chemistry and Process Technology team as of 1 April 2019
Patent Attorney Linda Norrgård, M. Sc. (Tech.), strengthens Papula-Nevinpat’s team of IP experts as of 1 April 2019. Linda has worked with patents since 2008, spending most of her career in various Finnish patent firms.
Papula-Nevinpat’s team of IP experts is growing, as European Patent Attorney Miika Tupala has been appointed patent attorney as of 1 April 2019.
Also this year we are present at INTA 2019 in Boston and are arranging presentations on IP Trends in Russia and hosting a cocktail reception on Monday 20 May at the Revere Hotel Boston Common.
Read the main impacts on EU trademarks and EU designs, in case the UK leaves EU on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement.
Papula-Nevinpat again recognized as one of Finland’s leading practises in the 2019 Edition of WTR 1000
In the survey taking place for the ninth year, Papula-Nevinpat was ranked in the Silver Category in the prosecution and strategy sector.
Supplementary protection certificate extends the patent term by up to five and a half years – but who’s entitled?
The term of a pharmaceutical or plant production patent can be extended by a maximum of 5 years, up to 25 years altogether. Who is entitled and under which conditions? To find out read the blog by our experts Katja Feiring and Erja Partio.
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 both the patent and trademark categories.
Our CDO Teemu Lang is blogging about AI hype. Artificial intelligence, or machine-learning algorithms, is a technology that is disruptive to our business as well, and enables new products and business models.
The proposal for the new Finnish Trademarks Act is currently under consideration by the Parliament, and the Act is expected to enter into force in early 2019. The purpose of the reform is to modernize Finnish regulations on trademark rights, and implement the EU Trademark Directive.
The pilot PPH-Mottainai and PCT-PPH bilateral programs between the EAPO and KIPO started on 1 January 2019 to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications at both offices.
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.
In Russia too, it is possible to dispute the validity of a granted patent. Read Erik Goussev's blog on the patent opposition proceedings in Russia.
We are hiring! Are you interested in developing a revolutionary machine learning-based ERP system for legal services in a SaaS model? We are now looking for an ambitious QA Specialist to join our multi-disciplinary software development team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As from now on it should be possible to make only one customs application instead of 5. This brings financial benefits to intellectual property owners.
The trust that the entire patent system enjoys is dependent on how fair do the companies see the way patents benefit their owners. The lighting industry should now keep the business hot while maintaining a cool head, especially when it comes to IP.
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.
The results are based on nominations from industry peers. WIPR Leaders ranks the leading IP practitioners in the world, listing over 1,700 lawyers.
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.
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.
Papula-Nevinpat was once again ranked among the tops in the annual World Trademark Review 1000 for 2017. Now on its eighth year, the WTR 1000 assesses the quality of strategic services and trademark registrations provided by trademark professionals globally.
The innovation voucher with new terms became available on 8 January 2018. Business Finland’s innovation voucher can be used to purchase services in order to boost innovation, such as intellectual property services.
”It’s important for space technology startups to protect their innovations early on. I’m particularly happy that we have Papula-Nevinpat to advise new companies in IP issues, as they have long experience in working with startups”, says Mr. Kimmo Isbjörnssund, ESA BIC Finland Manager.
We encourage our customers to utilize the SIPO-EAPO PPH pilot programme, if terms are met, to benefit from the accelerated Eurasian patent application examination.
Starting from 28 February 2018, Russian applicants can begin to use the Hague System to protect their industrial designs in the Contracting Parties to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement by filing an international design registration application to the WIPO.
The Asian Patent Lawyer's Annual 2018 has been published. Our patent attorney Erik Goussev has written an article about how to best protect IP rights in the Russia-Eurasia region.
Our trademark lawyer Annikki Hämäläinen writes in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review about the changes to the cancellation process for unused trademarks in Russia.
We encourage our customers to utilize the PPH pilot programme to benefit from the accelerated Eurasian patent application examination.
Storytelling is seen as one of the most powerful tools in marketing and brand-building: a good story is remembered by customers, so they connect to the product more strongly. I’m sure this is completely true, but sometimes the story may also turn against its teller.
If you want your business to prosper in an IP-intensive industry, such as healthtech, whether in Finland or abroad, it’s important to make sure that your core technology is properly protected, or at least be aware of the IP owned by other companies.
Papula-Nevinpat offers new IP service packages – get your IP process started with Tekes’ innovation voucher
The innovation voucher can be used to purchase services in order to boost innovation, such as intellectual property services. Take a look at our new IP service packages.
Papula-Nevinpat has appointed three team leaders as of 1 September 2017 for new patent teams: ICT and Electrical Engineering, Mechanics and Physics, and Chemistry and Processing Technology. By setting up new patent teams we aim at strengthening our customer-oriented service approach.
In the survey Papula-Nevinpat’s IP expertise was ranked both in Finland and Russia in the top tiers. Our attorneys also gathered many IP STARS 2017 nominations – IP STARS are IP experts who have been highly recommended by their peers and customers.
Further to our article of 4 April 2017 the expected changes to the cancellation process of unused trademarks in Russia have entered into force on 12 July 2017.
Papula-Nevinpat continues its partnership with Aalto Entrepreneurship Society’s Kiuas Accelerator 2017 (former Summer of Startups)
Papula-Nevinpat wants to make sure that startups avoid the common IP mistakes and understand that IP is an important business tool.
IAM Patent 1000 – Papula-Nevinpat ranked as a leading patent service provider both in Finland and Russia
Papula-Nevinpat has again been ranked as one of the leading patent and trademark firms both in Finland and Russia in the patent prosecution category of the 2017 Edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Our EU-trademark lawyer Riikka Palmos writes in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review about how to use the Customs Register of Intellectual Property Objects (CRIPO) to fight against counterfeits.
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) have agreed to launch a joint Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications at both offices. The agreement was signed on 27 April 2017.
Russia has ratified the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
At the moment we are not able to say when international design registration applications designating Russia can be filed for the first time. This depends on when Russia will deposit the instrument of accession to the WIPO. The accession will be effective after three months from it.
The official trademark fees in China have been reduced by 50% as of 1 April 2017. The fee reductions relate to trademark application fees, renewal fees, fees for a change of name, assignments and license agreements, and opposition and cancellation fees.
A more simplified process for cancelling unused trademarks in Russia is currently being considered by the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Papula-Nevinpat partners with HealthSPA, the Finnish health startup association, to raise awareness about the importance of IP rights in early-stage businesses where innovations and new technologies play a central role.
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.
”I’m inspired by meeting new customers and getting to know their technologies, and want to give my contribution to their product development and creative process. My approach to working with customers is practical, relaxed, and straightforward”, says Timo Kuosmanen.
Markku Simmelvuo appointed chairman and Folke Johansson member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys as of 1 January 2017
”I’m excited to take this appointment and challenge. There’s a lot going on in our business, also internationally, and I want to draw special attention to the export of Finnish IP services abroad”, says Markku Simmelvuo.
Papula-Nevinpat has again received international recognition for its trademark expertise in the 2017 edition of WTR 1000
The 2017 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals survey that rates trademark firms globally, has also this year ranked Papula-Nevinpat in the top tiers in its annual research.
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.
Here’s my choice of the most important reasons why it is crucial for a successful startup to take care of their intellectual property (IP) rights.
Junction, Europe’s biggest hackathon takes place 25 – 27 November at Wanha Satama in Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland.
Our website has been renewed and all our core visual identity elements - colors, fonts and imagery have evolved.
European Patent Office (EPO) signed Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Memorandum of Understanding with Russian Patent Office, Rospatent
According to the Memorandum, pilot PPH-Mottainai and PCT-PPH bilateral programs between the EPO and Rospatent will begin during 2017. No further details have been made public yet.
Papula-Nevinpat’s co-operation with Aalto Entrepreneurship Society – mutually beneficial partnership
Papula-Nevinpat and Aalto Entrepreneurship Society's Summer of Startups announced their partnership early June this year. The co-operation has so far consisted of consulting the participating teams.
In a recent decision СИП-32/2015 the Presidium of the IP Court withheld earlier decisions of the IP Court and the Chamber of Patent Disputes to revoke Russian patent 2222332 in full due to lack of novelty.
Recent changes in the Russian legislation provide for a 30-day period for pre-trial settlement in IP infringement cases.
Back in 2010, the Chinese Government made a projection that by 2015 more than 1 million invention patents would be filed annually in China.
Papula-Nevinpat laajentaa yhteistyötään startup-yhteisöjen kanssa Aalto Entrepreneurship Societyn Summer of Startups -kesäohjelmaan.
The Finnish media recently carried the story of a Chinese company that had registered the Minna Parikka brand name in China
We proudly inform that our European patent attorney Folke Johansson has been selected as a WIPR Leader 2016 for patents in Finland.
Papula-Nevinpat again in the top-tier rankings in MIP’s IP Stars 2016 for patent and trade mark prosecution in Finland and Russia
The Managing Intellectual Property magazine has ranked Papula-Nevinpat in the top tiers in its annual research.
A reference to the Republic of Moldova as a validation state has been included in the EPO's request for grant form and in the in the Euro-PCT filing form.
The Russian patent office operates better than its reputation, and it has not been politicized. The fledgling legislation has been systematically developed to correspond with internationally established practices.
The Law on Protection of Competition has been changed on 5 January 2016 so as to include new regulations on unfair competition in the field of intellectual property.
Check the scope of your EU trade mark! – The new EU trade mark regulation to enter into force on 23 March 2016
The new Regulation will enter into force on 23 March 2016. The most significant changes concern the classification of EU trade marks.
The global list of IP firms nominated for Managing IP Global Awards 2016 has been released. Papula-Nevinpat is proud to be nominated in the category: Finland - IP firm of the Year 2016.
Article in the Expert Guide Intellectual Property 2016: IPR equally valuable in Russia as in other regions
Our patent attorney Erik Goussev has written an article in the Expert Guide Intellectual Property 2016 about IP & Russia
Patent and trademark agency Papula-Nevinpat has bought the business operations of Lammi & Partners Oy
Patent and trademark agency Papula-Nevinpat has bought the business operations of Lammi & Partners Oy
Kindly note that our head office will be closed for Christmas from Thursday December 24 to Friday December 25, 2015
Aalto University study: Experiences in the exploitation of IPR in Russia and four Eurasian countries
The study commissioned by Papula-Nevinpat examines the experiences of Finnish companies in the exploitation of intellectual property rights
Erik Goussev, our patent attorney specializing in patent legislation and patenting processes in Russia and Eurasian countries
Mrs Riikka Palmos, our European Trademark Attorney and the Administrative Director, has 20 years of experience in trademarks in Finland and the Western countries
Kindly note that our head office will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday December 24 to Friday December 26, 2014.
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 […]
Article in the World Intellectual Property Review: Changes to practice relating to patents and utility models
Markku Simmelvuo, managing director of Papula-Nevinpat, has been honoured with the AIPPI Award of Merit
Major changes that cover almost all IP matters, will become effective in Russia as of October 1, 2014
Pinja Jaspers and Minna Päiväsaari have been entered in the Register of Patent Agents maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office on 7 May 2014.
The Acquisition International magazine interviewed Mr Folke Johansson, Director and European Patent Attorney, and Ms Erja Partio, European Patent Attorney
Markku Simmelvuo, Managing Director at Papula-Nevinpat, has been appointed member of the Board of the Finnish AIPPI Group as of 1 January 2014.
Folke Johansson appointed Chairman of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys and Markku Simmelvuo member of the ethics committee as of 1 January 2014
Papula-Nevinpatin patenttiosaston johtaja Folke Johansson on nimitetty 13.11.2013 Suomen Patenttiasiamiesyhdistys ry:n puheenjohtajaksi 1.1.2014 alkaen.
Mr Teemu Lang, our Patent Attorney and Director of the Patent Department, has more than 12 years of experience in intellectual property matters.
Mrs Riikka Palmos, European Trademark Attorney and Administrative Director at Papula-Nevinpat, has been appointed to the Enforcement Committee
Our patent attorney, Mr. Anssi Tullila, has passed the demanding European Qualifying Examination (EQE)
As from July 1, 2013 the previous Community trademark registrations or Community designs will automatically extend their protection to Croatia
On February 19, 2013, the EU ministries signed the agreement that will establish a single patent litigation system for Europe, the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
Papula-Nevinpat again ranked high in international survey of the Managing Intellectual Property magazine
Papula-Nevinpat has again been ranked in the top tiers for patent and trademark prosecution in Finland and Russia
The following changes in the Statute of Fees were approved in a meeting of the Administrative Council of the Eurasian Patent Organization
Mr Teemu Lang, our Patent Attorney and Director of Patent Department, has more than 12 years of experience in Intellectual Property matters.
Folke Johansson, Director, Patents, at Papula-Nevinpat, has been appointed new board member in the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
Our annual exclusive IPR seminar held at the Veranda at Finlandia Hall gathered again over 100 participants
The official fees in Russia for patent, trademark and design applications will change as of 23 August 2012.
Please note that any Eurasian patent application filed on 26 April 2012 or later will not cover Moldova anymore.
Mrs Riikka Palmos, our European Trademark Attorney and the Administrative Director, has more than fifteen years of experience
Starting from 21 June 2012, .asia domain names in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Papula-Nevinpat has appointed Ms Johanna Rantanen, BBA, as Development Manager, Sales & CRM, as from 14 May 2012. Johanna has been working as the Head of IT Department since 2009
Papula-Nevinpat has been ranked in the top tiers for patent and trademark prosecution in Finland and Russia
Patent and trademark agency Papula-Nevinpat continues to expand its international operations by opening an office in Munich, Germany, on 1 January 2012.
Markku Simmelvuo, Managing Director at Papula-Nevinpat, has been appointed new Board member in the Foundation for Finnish Inventions.
The winners of the European Inventor Award 2011 were announced on 19 May 2011 at a ceremony held at the Academy of Sciences in Budapest.
Rules relating to extension of a patent term have been adopted in Belarus. The rules have come into force on 2 February 2011.
Papula-Nevinpat to further strengthen its strong position as one of the leading patent and trademark agencies in Finland
We are participating in the annual Technical Fair in St. Petersburg, Russia at Lenexpo Fairgrounds held in March 15 - 17, 2011.
Kazakhstan joins Madrid Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks.
On the occasion of our 35-year-anniversary, we want to draw attention to the importance and development of managing industrial property rights especially among newly founded companies.
According to the Papula-Nevinpat commissioned report from Aalto University Small Business Center, industrial property rights are more or less an unknown world for start-up companies.
Folke Johansson, 45, M.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed Director, Patents at Papula-Nevinpat as of 1 October 2010.
New brochure on General Customs Surveillance application in Finland and CIS countries is now available.
The Board of Directors has decided on the following appointments which took effect as from 1 March 2010.
Papula-Nevinpat offers the company’s vast know-how in IPR matters for the start-up center businesses.
Papula-Nevinpat sijoittui IPR-alan yrityksiä arvioivassa MIP-lehden tutkimuksessa jälleen kerran kärkijoukkoon
FICORA has proposed to the Ministry of Transport and Communications that the fees collected for fi-domain names are dropped as of 4 January 2010.
Tästä päivästä lukien tavaramerkin haltija pystyy rekisteröimään domain-nimiä myös kyrillisin kirjaimin.
The European Patent Office and The Federal Service for Intellectual Property on November 17th launched a joint project
Papula-Nevinpat has introduced a fresh brand identity designed to create a unified and integrated visual presence
New Frequently Asked Questions brochures on Russian trade mark & design as well as Community Trade Mark & Registered Community Design have been published.
Hedman Partners Attorneys Ltd and Papula-Nevinpat is organizing a seminar on the subject "IPRs in Russia
Facebook announced that beginning from 13 June 2009 Facebook users are able to create personalized usernames for their Facebook pages
Jussi Mikkola, European Trademark Attorney, has been appointed new Chairman of the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group
Our experts, Dr. Teemu Lang (Helsinki) and Dr. Dmitri Popov (St. Petersburg), have studied patenting in the field of nanotechnology in Russia
The present reform combines the previously distinct industrial property laws under Civil Code IV, which came into force on 1st January 2008