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The New Finnish Trademarks Act will enter into force on 1 May 2019

The New Finnish Trademarks Act will enter into force on 1 May 2019

The reform of the Finnish Trademarks Act has reached the final steps as the new Act has been ratified by the President of Finland on 26 April 2019. The aim of the reform is to get a clear, consistent and modern Act that enables a completely digital trademark process. The most relevant amendments …

News | 29.4.2019

ChemBio 2019

ChemBio 2019

ChemBio is the biggest meeting place for experts in the chemical and bio fields with over 4000 attendants and over 140 exhibitors. The event has a lot of interesting program and seminars on current topics. …

News | 11.4.2019

Choice of claim wording, and its impact on patentability

Choice of claim wording, and its impact on patentability

When drafting patent applications, the choice of wording, particularly that of the claims, is always highly important. With the correct wording, you can avoid trouble relating to the relevant patent law. …

News | 9.4.2019

US Patent Attorney Mark W. Scott

US Patent Attorney Mark W. Scott

Laine IP is very happy to announce our newest US team member: Mr. Mark W. Scott. Mr. Scott is a US Patent Attorney with 16+ years of experience assisting clients in defending, procuring, and asserting intellectual property rights. …

News | 17.3.2019

Number of patent and trademark applications filed by foreign applicants increasing in Germany

Number of patent and trademark applications filed by foreign applicants increasing in Germany

In 2018, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) received 21,286 patent applications from abroad. This means a significant increase of about seven percent compared with the previous year. …

News | 15.3.2019

We have updated our brand

We have updated our brand

Seppo Laine Oy has unveiled its new brand names, which are patent agency LAINE and the internationally operating LAINE Intellectual Property. Complementing our refreshed visual style, the new brand names will be an integral part of all our communications. …

News | 5.3.2019

UPC-sopimuksen vaikutus patentointistrategiaan (In Finnish)

UPC-sopimuksen vaikutus patentointistrategiaan (In Finnish)

Viime vuosina, kun on tiedetty, että UPC-sopimus tulee (mitä todennäköisimmin) astumaan voimaan ”lähiaikoina”, on ollut paljon keskustelua uuden järjestelmän mahdollisista eduista ja riskeistä.

News | 11.12.2018

Paptic takes aim at obsoleting plastic bags

Paptic takes aim at obsoleting plastic bags

We have collaborated with Seppo Laine Oy for a long time now, and we know that they have the top expertise in this field of technology. I also greatly value their strategic approach; it’s not only about protecting technology, but most of all about developing our future business.”

Customer stories | 29.11.2018

Changes in the EPO Guidelines for Examination

Changes in the EPO Guidelines for Examination

Significant new sections on important topics such as unity and inventions relating to mental acts, mathematical methods, computer implemented inventions and artificial intelligence have been introduced to the EPO Guidelines for Examination.

News | 22.10.2018

USPTO grants 10,000,000th patent to Raytheon

USPTO grants 10,000,000th patent to Raytheon

As we previously announced, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has now formally granted Patent Number 10,000,000. The utility patent in question is titled “Coherent LADAR using intra-pixel quadrature detection” and it was invented by Joseph Marron and assigned to Raytheon. The patent was filed on March 10, 2015 and published as an application… Read more »

News | 21.6.2018

Groundbreaking invention finds multiple applications

Groundbreaking invention finds multiple applications

At the University of Helsinki, Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen is leading research into new types of solvents that enable the manufacturing of textiles from pulp, while making it possible to replace the plastics in cleaning products with biodegradeable microbeads. The latest application is the ability to glue wood – without glue.

Customer stories | 14.12.2017

International demand for birch sap growing fast

International demand for birch sap growing fast

After years of hard work, Finnish company Nordic Koivu has succeeded in turning a unique natural material – birch sap – into an export product with global potential. The company’s production of birch sap is set to multiply over the next few years. Based in Tohmajärvi, Northern Carelia, Nordic Koivu Oy is working hard to boost the… Read more »

Customer stories | 20.9.2017