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.
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European trademark attorney Jussi Mikkola has been appointed to the INTA (International Trademark Association) Legislation and Regulation Committee for the 2022-2023 term.
Papula-Nevinpat's Heidi Mikkola, Jussi Mikkola, Markku Simmelvuo, Alexander Polikarpov and Marina Sokolova named as IP STARS 2021. Congratulations!
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.
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.
Read to learn the most important things to know about trademarking in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Georgia.
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.
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.
Members The members of the EAEU are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. General information about the EAEU The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an economic union of states located in Central and Northern Asia and Eastern Europe. The Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union was signed on 29 May 2014 by the leaders of […]
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.
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.
Our Trademark Lawyer Pauliina Heine blogs about the likelihood of confusion between trademarks and about the decision that the Market Court made.
Now available the updated Russia chapter about trademark law and regulations in the International Legal Guide.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemia, the Patent Office of Azerbaijan will be closed until 29 April 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting your trademark in Russia and other CIS countries You can protect your trademark in Russia through a national or an international application. National applications are filed in Russian with the Russian intellectual property office Rospatent by local registered trademark attorneys. The application must contain your name and address, the proposed trademark including a description […]
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.
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 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.
Mrs Riikka Palmos, our European Trademark Attorney and the Administrative Director, has 20 years of experience in trademarks in Finland and the Western countries
Mrs Riikka Palmos, European Trademark Attorney and Administrative Director at Papula-Nevinpat, has been appointed to the Enforcement Committee
As from July 1, 2013 the previous Community trademark registrations or Community designs will automatically extend their protection to Croatia
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
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.
Papula-Nevinpat to further strengthen its strong position as one of the leading patent and trademark agencies in Finland
Papula-Nevinpat offers the company’s vast know-how in IPR matters for the start-up center businesses.
New Frequently Asked Questions brochures on Russian trade mark & design as well as Community Trade Mark & Registered Community Design have been published.