Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

20.12.2017

Also 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.

Kindly note that our head office in Helsinki will be closed for Christmas on 25 & 26 December 2017 as well as for New Year’s Day on 1 January 2018. 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, CDO, on +358 40 576 3796 or by email: teemu.lang@papula-nevinpat.com.

We wish you all happy holidays and a successful year 2018!

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.