2016

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    AWA Asia in Asia Legal Business’ Innovative List

    AWA Asia makes a notable debut in ALB's Innovative List this month . After only one year in Asia, we are pleased to have been able to garner recognition for punching above our weight in the region – especially in the context of creating solutions, retaining top-shelf talent and enhancing value…

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    European patent applications continue to grow

    The 2015 annual report of the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that 160 000 European patent applications were filed with the EPO last year. This is an increase with 4.8 percent. The growth came mainly from companies in the US and China, while applications originating from the 38 EPO member states…

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    No fee for requesting opt-out

    The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court has recently published a new suggestion regarding the fee for opting out, in which the fee will be 0 EUR, instead of the previous suggestion of 80 EUR. The fee for requesting opt-out has been discussed for a while, and consultation responses have…

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    Germany begins the journey into the Unitary Patent system

    Finally the news broke that Germany has started the ratification of the Agreement on a unified patent court and thus the Unitary Patent, by the publication of two law proposals by the German Federal Ministry of Justice ( Bundesjustizministerium ). The first proposal is to ratify the Unified Patent…

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    The IP Stars rankings: Denmark is climbing to the top

    MIP's annual IP Stars Rankings (former called "World IP Survey") of leading trademark practitioners/firms for 2016 is out. In Denmark, Awapatent A/S has climbed to Tier 1 in the category “ Trademark prosecution ” and is still in Tier 3 in the category “ Trademark contentious ”. In Sweden…

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    IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has lost the rights to its own trademark in Indonesia. The Indonesian supreme court has ruled that the trademark belongs to the local rattan furniture company PT Ratania Khatulistiwa. In 2013, the Indonesian company registered the trademark IKEA – an acronym for Intan…

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    WIPO Re:Search surpasses 100 members

    WIPO’s consortium for combating dangerous diseases – WIPO Re:Search – has now more than 100 participating organizations after the French research foundation Institut Pasteur recently became the 101st member. WIPO Re:Search was established in 2011 to help fight neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis…

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    Awapatent is double-nominated in MIP’s Global Awards 2016

    The list of IP firms nominated for “Managing IP Global Awards 2016” has just been released. Awapatent is proud to be nominated in two categories: “Sweden – IP firm of the Year” and “Regional – Scandinavian IP Firm of the Year”. The winners will be presented at a ceremony in London on 10 March…

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    Awapatent is one of Team Rynkeby’s gold sponsors 2016

    Awapatent will continue supporting Team Rynkeby and their fight against child cancer during 2016. As previous years, we will donate 25,000 SEK.

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    United Kingdom moves closer to the Unified Patent Court

    The UK government has published a draft Statutory Instrument (SI) and laid it before the Parliament. The changes moves the UK one step closer to the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The SI draft, entitled "The Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order…

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