2014

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    Kristina Walls Chairs SEPAF’s Board

    Kristina Walls , vice president South Sweden, has been appointed chairperson of The Association of Intellectual Property Law Firms in Sweden (SEPAF, Sveriges Patentbyråers förening) for the next twelve-month period. Kristina has represented Awapatent on SEPAF's board since 2012. SEPAF is a non-profit…

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    Awapatent is on MySIPO

    Now you can find Awapatent on MySIPO, a Chinese community for IP discussions. On MySIPO, those who are interested in IP can publish articles, ask questions and answer or comment on others' posts. Visit MySIPO Link to Awapatent's page.

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    Awapatent supports Médecins Sans Frontières and the fight against ebola

    Awapatent has decided to support Médecins Sans Frontières and their fight against ebola. We have donated SEK 25 000 and become a "Corporate Supporter 2015".

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    Chinese company among world’s 100 most valuable brands

    The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei appears in the brand consultancy Interbrand's annual Best Global Brands report. It is the first time that a Chinese brand has featured on the list. Huawei was ranked number 94, ahead of its competitor Nokia , which fell sharply from 57 last year to…

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    EU Commission “follows the money” in fight against IPR infringements

    The European Commission recently adopted an action plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU. The plan sets out a number of actions to focus the EU's IPR enforcement policy on commercial scale infringements (the so-called 'follow the money' approach). The plan includes…

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    European trademark protection for Apple store layout allowed

    The European Court of Justice has decided that Apple's retail store layout can be protected as a trademark in Europe. Apple was granted trademark protection for its store layout – a 3D image – in the US in January 2013, but when the company applied for similar protection in Europe, the application…

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    Awapatent ranked number 9 in PCT survey

    Industry magazine Managing IP's annual ranking of the number of PCT applications filed has just been published. In the "EPO" category, Awapatent is ranked number 9 with 264 PCT applications filed. In the "Sweden" category we are ranked number 1 with 228 PCT applications.

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    Monkey selfies: animals cannot own copyright

    One of the most popular news stories this summer was the ape that swiped the camera from a wildlife photographer to take a series of photos of itself – selfies. When one of the photos ended up on Wikimedia Commons, a database of images that are free for anyone to use, the photographer protested, asking…

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    More European Patent Attorneys than ever at Awapatent

    Another three of Awapatent's patent attorneys recently passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE), thus earning the title of European Patent Attorney (EPA). This means that Awapatent now has 66 EPAs in total, which is all-time-high and more than any other Nordic IP firm right now.

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    Apple and Samsung end patent disputes outside of the United States

    Apple and Samsung recently agreed to withdraw all pending patent and registered design disputes between their companies in all countries except the United States. This includes disputes in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Before the summer…

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