Awards and rankings received in 2016 in different national and international rankings.
IAM Patent 1000
The number of AWA’s IP attorneys included in the renowned guide IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016 increases every year. The latest edition has just been released and we are proud to read about the praise for our skilled attorneys.
AWA Sweden AB as a firm is "Highly recommended" in the field of prosecution. An example of a comment from the IP industry: “… the established international player is a smart choice for globetrotting businesses. It sets the benchmark for prosecution …”.
AWA as a firm is "Ranked" in the field of litigation, and in the individual litigation ranking we find one of our attorneys at law: Peter Kenamets.
AWA Denmark A/S as a firm is "Highly recommended" in the field of prosecution. In addition to this, the following attorneys are recommended for their prosecution skills: Eva Carlsson, Sidsel Hauge and Peter Indahl.
Examples of reviews from the industry: “… it [AWA] serves up innovative, forward-thinking strategies that are commercially attuned to clients’ goals” and “Success in European Patent Office (EPO) oppositions has also been commonplace of late”.
In the 2016 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 for being “one of Europe’s top IP specialists” and for the fact the AWA “always keeps pace with commercial trends: as many European brand owners look to expand their Asian business portfolios, it has responded by opening offices in Hong Kong and Beijing”.
AWA Sweden AB is recommended in the gold category in the general ranking of Swedish firms, in the bronze category for Enforcement and litigation, and in the gold category for Prosecution and strategy.
AWA Denmark A/S is recommended in the silver category in a general ranking of Danish firms and AWA Asia is recommended in the Chinese ranking for foreign firms.
In the individual rankings Magnus Hallin, CEO of AWA Group, is recommended for Prosecution and strategy. Ai-Leen Lim, CEO of AWA Asia, is recommended in the gold category and praised for her “consistently excellent work”. Anette Rasmussen, Attorney at law at AWA Denmark A/S, was recommended in the bronze category for Enforcement and litigation as well as for Prosecution and strategy.
In MIP’s international rankings “IP Stars 2016”, where top firms in over 70 jurisdictions are ranked for their patent and trademark work, AWA keeps the top positions from previous years in Sweden and Denmark.
The leading IP firms of each country are listed in up to 4 different tiers.
The 2016 rankings for AWA:
AWA Sweden AB:
- tier 1 in the “Patent Prosecution” category
- tier 2 in the “Patent Contentious Work” category
- tier 1 in the “Trademark Prosecution” category
- tier 4 in the “Trademark Contentious Work” category
AWA Denmark A/S:
- tier 2 in the “Patent Prosecution” category
- tier 1 in the “Trademark Prosecution” category
- tier 3 in the “Trademark/Copyright Contentious” category
- tier 2 in “Trademark – Foreign firms” category
The IP Stars rankings are based on extensive research carried out by the MIP research teams each year. The researchers obtain information from thousands of firms and their clients by phone, online surveys, email and in face-to-face meetings. Among the attributes assessed are: the firm’s workload, the quality of work, and the strength of the IP team.
Read more about MIP's "IP Stars rankings".
IP Stars Handbook
In "IP Stars Handbook – Trademark and Copyright 2016" AWA is ranked for China, Denmark and Sweden. As individuals Ai-Leen Lim, CEO and Principal Counsel of AWA Asia and Magnus Hallin, CEO of AWA Group are ranked as “IP stars”. In the same publication Ai-Leen Lim is also listed among the “Top 250 Women in IP”.
In the category "China – Foreign firms – Trademark" AWA Asia is ranked in tier 2.
AWA Asia makes its debut in this listing.
In the category "Denmark – Trademark – Prosecution" AWA appears in tier 1.
In the category "Denmark – Trademark – Contentious/Copyright" AWA is ranked in tier 3.
In the category "Sweden – Trademark – Prosecution" AWA appears in tier 1.
In the category "Sweden – Trademark – Contentious" AWA is ranked in tier 4.
Expert Guides - Trademark
For the first time two lawyers of the AWA Group have been included in “Expert Guides – Trademark”, namely:
Several of AWA’s IP attorneys have previously been listed in “Expert Guides – Patent”.
Who’s Who Legal
Four of AWA's/AWA Asia’s attorneys have been included in the Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2016 guide which places them among the world's leading trademark lawyers.
For the second consecutive year, Martin Tranälv, Attorney at Law at AWA, and Ai-Leen Lim, CEO of AWA Asia, are listed in the trademark guide, while UIf Willquist, European Trademark Attorney, and Mette Bender, Attorney at Law are new names from AWA.