Awards and rankings received in 2017 in different national and international rankings.


IAM Patent 1000

Sweden and Denmark: AWA and AWA A/S are both highly recommended for prosecution.

The Legal 500

Sweden: AWA is recommended for Intellectual Property and Media.

Peter Kenamets (AWA Sweden AB) is recommended for Intellectual Property and Media.

Managing IP

AWA won the honourable award Sweden Prosecution Firm of the Year 2017. AWA was also shortlisted for Prosecution in Denmark and for Scandinavia.

Managing IP’s IP Stars rankings

Sweden: AWA is ranked in:

  • Tier 1 for Trademark Prosecution
  • Tier 1 for Patent Prosecution
  • Tier 3 for Trademark Contentious
  • Tier 3 for Patent Contentious

Denmark: AWA is ranked in:

  • Tier 1 for Trademark Prosecution
  • Tier 2 for Patent Prosecution

AWA A/S is also listed under Other notable firms in the category Trademark Contentious

China: AWA Asia is ranked in:

  • Tier 2 for Trademark – Foreign Firms

MIP 2017 Patent Stars

Inga-Lill Andersson, Peter Kenamets, Urban Lind and Magnus Hallin, (AWA Sweden AB), Peter Indahl, Sidsel Hauge and Kim Garsdal Nielsen (AWA Denmark A/S) and Ai-Leen Lim (AWA Asia).

Ai-Leen Lim is also listed as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by MIP.

WTR 1000

In the 2017 edition of the international directory World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals,

AWA as a group is recommended in the

  • international ranking (consisting of 19 IP firms in total): Coordinating operations from its Malmo headquarters, IP specialist AWA is a perennial presence in the upper echelons of the Scandinavian market. Though eminently capable of handling high-stakes litigation, the outfit earned its stripes through its dominance of the prosecution scene – the efforts of Magnus Hallin and Martin Tranälv have helped to ensure it retains its spot in Sweden’s gold tier for prosecution and strategy. In recent years the firm has also made considerable strides in East Asia; the opening of offices in Beijing and Hong Kong in 2015 reflects its commitment to providing high-quality, internationally focused advice on any trademark issue.

AWA Asia is recommended in the

  • Chinese ranking for foreign firms: /…/ Ai-Leen Lim has “top-tier skills across the board” and comes highly recommended by foreign associates for her “clear and detailed explanations, thoughtful insights on legal principles and sound suggestions for tactical success”. /…/ shines brightest on perspicacious brand planning and complex IP-rich transactions.

Ai-Leen Lim, CEO of AWA Asia, is also top-listed in the individual ranking.

AWA Denmark A/S is recommended in the

  • silver category in a general ranking of Danish firms.

In the ranking of individuals, Anette Rasmussen, Attorney at Law, is recommended for both Enforcement and litigation and Prosecution and strategy.

AWA Sweden AB is recommended in the

  • silver category in the ranking for Enforcement and litigation, and
  • gold category in the ranking for Prosecution and strategy.

In the individual ranking, Magnus Hallin, CEO of AWA Group, and Martin Tranälv, Attorney at Law, are recognized for Prosecution and strategy.

WIPR Leaders

Peter Indahl, Inga-Lill Andersson and Ai-Leen Lim have been selected as “WIPR Leaders 2017” by World IP Review.

ALB Innovation List

Asia's renowned legal industry publication, Asian Legal Business (ALB), has for the second year in the row listed AWA Asia as one of the most innovative players in the region's legal sector in its ALB INNOVATION LIST 2017.

Who's Who Legal

Ai-Leen Lim, Ann-Charlotte Järvinen, Martin Tranälv, Ulf Willquist and Mette Bender are recognised as among the world's top trademark lawyers by industry publication Who's Who Legal.