February

  • , General news

    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…