2016

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    AWA Asia “Trademark Firm of the Year” in China

    AWA Asia was named "Trademark Firm of the Year" in the China category at the 7th Annual Asia IP Awards. Only five firms were shortlisted for each award, and the winners were selected based on nominations made by in-house counsel and business leaders in Asia and around the world. The firms that received…

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    Patents help startups raise investment

    Swedish tech startups see patents as a crucial part of their business model and use them to attract investment, according to a new study from Chalmers University of Technology. “Our study shows that companies working with open business models and innovation in the technology trade or via collaborations…

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    Awapatent’s Växjö office moves to new premises

    Awapatent’s Växjö office moves to new premises in Sweden’s fourth World Trade Center on 6 October. “Awapatent’s Växjö office will be situated in the heart of the city’s innovative and exciting new station area”, says Kristina Walls , Vice President for Awapatent’s Business Area South. “The attractive…

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    Dotkeeper new domain name partner for Awapatent

    Dotkeeper is Awapatent's new domain name partner. They will from now on support Awapatent and their clients with secure and strategic domain name management. The agreement covers registration, administration and strategic consulting concerning domain name issues. "In today's digital world, a domain…

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    EU: Increase in seized counterfeit goods

    Custom authorities across the EU seize more and more counterfeit items according to new statistics from the European Commission. Last year saw an increase of 15%, or an estimated five million more counterfeit products, compared to 2014. Over 40 million products were detained at the EU’s external…

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    A warm welcome to our new trainees!

    The 19th edition of our well renowned trainee programme for prospective IP attorneys has commenced. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Awapatent!

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    New EU copyright proposal to help musicians fight piracy

    The EU executive branch is expected to propose a range of copyright reforms this week, including a legislative proposal intended to help musicians and their record labels fight piracy in the industry. For many years, the music industry has had a conflicted relationship with streaming services offering…

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    The Netherlands ratifies UPCA

    The Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs has just announced that the Netherlands has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This means that the Netherlands joins the 10 states that have already ratified the UPCA agreement. Before the Unitary patent and the UPC can enter into force 13 ratifications…

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    Awapatent files the most EU trademark applications in Sweden

    In a new list compiled by WTR (World Trademark Review), Awapatent is the number one filer of EU trademark applications in Sweden. Looking at all trademark applications registered in the EU, Awapatent is ranked 35 out of the 50 top filers. The lists, which use data provided by the EUIPO (European…

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    Awapatent attorney interviewed in Kemivärlden Biotech

    In the latest issue of Kemivärlden Biotech (#5/2016), patent attorney Joanna Applequist from Awapatent, is interviewed. The article discusses a patent dispute about the renowned DNA altering technique Crispr/Cas9. Please read the article (only in Swedish)

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