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.
Papula-Nevinpat’s strong IP expertise again recommended in the MIP IP STARS 2017 survey
The final part of the MIP IP STARS 2017 survey rating firms handling patent work as well as listing individual IP stars was published in July 2017. This survey is considered the most authoritative and comprehensive in the IP field. 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.
In addition to Managing Director Markku Simmelvuo and Patent Department Director Folke Johansson, the IP STARS patent survey raised Erja Partio, Tomi Konkonen, Jarmo Tanskanen and Timo Kuosmanen among Papula-Nevinpat’s experienced patent attorneys. A customer has praised Timo Kuosmanen to be a “very fast learner” who is “good with inventors and always adds value to the invention”. The customer also added that he “keeps to schedules” and is a “very nice person to interact with”.
In Russia, Papula-Nevinpat has been described as a reputable IP agency recognized across the whole Eurasia. Marina Sokolova, Irina So ja Alexander Polikarpov received special mentions as Eurasin patent attorneys.
In the trademark firm rankings Papula-Nevinpat continues in the top tiers with Trademark Department Director Heidi Mikkola and European trademark attorneys Riikka Palmos and Jussi Mikkola named as notable senior trademark attorneys. A TRADEMARK STAR recommendation was given to Heidi Mikkola and Jussi Mikkola from Finland Alexander Polikarpov and Marina Sokolova from Russia.
The IP STARS survey is carried out annually by Managing Intellectual Property, MIP, and it covers over 80 jurisdictions. IP companies have already been researched and ranked since 1996.