Effective December 3, 2022, U.S. trademark applicants will have now have a 3-month period vs. the current 6-month period to respond to the majority of pre-registration U.S. Office Actions. Post-registration deadlines will be similarly reduced to 3 months starting October 7, 2023.
Our expert Liisa Sarnes Salokoski has been recognized as a Rising Star in Managing IP’s 2022 study.
This year’s Nordic NIR meeting gathered 160 IP professionals from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Oslo on 28 to 30 August 2022. Climate change had been selected as the overall theme of the conference.
The basic requirement for patenting is that the invention at hand is novel. Novelty is determined by comparing the features of the invention to prior solutions from which the invention must differ.
The 2022 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 (guide) has been published. We are pleased to share that Laine IP received a Silver ranking and excellent reviews in the Prosecution category. In addition, our European patent attorneys Jarkko Tiilikainen, Hanna Laurén, and Christoffer Sundman and our U.S. attorney, Mark Scott, were individually named as Recommended… Read more »
Laine IP Oy has been listed among the best patent law firms by Financial Times in the Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022 ranking. Financial Times is one of the most distighuished and widely circulated busniess newspapers in the world.
A patentable invention needs to be novel, which is why it cannot be made available to the public before filing a patent application. A wide range of actions are considered publication, so the safest measure is to keep the invention completely in secrecy until a patent application has been filed.
The applicant must have the right to the invention in case the applicant is another entity than the inventor. Otherwise the application is not validly filed.
Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people in their suffering and grief, and we support the work of Save the Children in Ukraine.