2014

  • , General news

    Danes say yes to the Unified Patent Court

    At the Sunday referendum in Denmark, the Danes voiced their desire to actively participate in the Unified Patent Court. At the referendum the Danish public was asked to decide on participation in the Unified Patent Court and 60% voted yes, 36% no and 4% left the question undecided.

  • , General news

    Swedes nominated for European innovation prize

    Swedish innovators is behind two out of fifteen nominations for the European Innovator Award, which is presented by the European Patent office (EPO). Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin are nominated in the class Small and medium-sized enterprises for their inflatable bike hemet. Ericsson-engineers Stefan…

  • , Press releases

    Helén Osbacker – new team leader for Awapatent’s Team Legal in Region South

    Today, on 2 May Helén Osbacker will start as a new team leader for Team Legal, Region South. The team consists in total of twelve attorneys at law and assistants in Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg. Helén has prior experience as a Corporate Legal Counsel from both law firms and companies. She started…

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    Samsung filed the most European patent applications

    Demand for patent protection in Europe continues to grow, with more applications being filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) than ever – 266,000 in 2013, up from 258,000 in 2012. Applications came from countries around the world, led by the US (24% of the total), Japan (20%) and Germany (12%)…

  • , Awa news

    Awapatent sponsors Excitera Innovation Challenge

    This year Awapatent is one of the main sponsors of Excitera Innovation Challenge, an annual contest and event open to students at Swedish universities.The challenge in Excitera Innovation Challenge is to make marketable products of some research cases from different Swedish universities. The competition…

  • , General news

    Graphical user interfaces can be protected in China

    From May 1, graphical user interfaces (GUI) will become eligible for design patent protection in China, following a revision of the examination guidelines by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). However, designs which are unrelated to human-machine interaction or product function, such as…

  • , General news

    The Nordic countries remain strong in Global Innovation Index

    The latest Global Innovation Index from EU has just been released. Just like last year Switzerland is ranked as no. 1 in the world and Sweden as no. 2, by a small margin before the UK. Denmark is ranked as no 9. Several parameters within Innovation input and Innovation output are combined…

  • , Awa news

    Awapatent maintains high rankings for trademark work

    MIP – Managing Intellectual Property – recently released the annual trademark survey, where the leading trademark firms of 2014 are recommended and ranked. Just as last year, Awapatent scores high in the list in both Sweden and Denmark. In the ranking, the leading IP firms of each country are listed…

  • , General news

    Nordic/Baltic divisions in the Unified Patent Court

    Yesterday the governments in Sweden and the three Baltic countries signed an agreement on a common regional division within the UPC system. The court will be placed in Stockholm and the language used will be English. In Denmark, the government has decided to establish a local Danish division of the…

  • , Awa news

    Awapatent shares knowledge of designs in global guide

    Attorneys at Law Anita Gillior and Mette Bender have contributed with the Swedish and Danish chapters of Designs: A Global Guide 2014, supplement to World Trademark Review magazine. Read the Danish chapter Read the Swedish chapter

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