January

  • , Awa news

    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.

  • , General news

    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…

  • , Awa news

    Awapatent continues supporting SOS Children’s Villages

    For three years now Awapatent has been a sponsor of SOS Children’s Villages, and our cooperation will continue also 2016.

  • , General news

    Finland has joined the Unified Patent Court

    Finland has now fully ratified the 'Agreement on a Unified Patent Court' by depositing its instrument of ratification. By ratifying the agreement it will be possible for an applicant to get protection through a unitary patent in Finland together with all the other countries that have ratified the unitary…

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    WIPO: Continued growth for patent and trademark applications

    According to the 2015 edition of the World Intellectual Property Indicators report, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the number of patent and trademark applications filed around the world continues to grow. In 2014, patent filings worldwide increased by 4.5 percent…

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    Ericsson and Apple agree on patent ceasefire

    Technology companies Ericsson and Apple have agreed to end all ongoing patent-infringement litigation between the companies. The deal includes a global cross license for patented standard-essential technologies and for other patent rights. According to the agreement, which will last for seven years…

  • , Awa news

    AWA climbs to the very top in WTR 1000

    The AWA Group is among the most international and prominent IP firms according to WTR 1000 2016 .

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    Counterfeit games and toys cause job losses in the EU

    A new report from the European Observatory on infringements of Intellectual Property Rights estimates that legitimate industry loses approximately 1.4 billion euros of revenue annually due to counterfeit games and toys in the EU, corresponding to 12.3% of the sector’s sales. This translates into…

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    Swedish companies believe in more innovation and patents

    Swedish companies will invest more in innovation and patents during 2016, according to interviews with 100 R&D managers. This is reported in Awapatent’s yearly Innovation barometer which is referred to in today’s Dagens Industri .

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    Trademark reform package good news for trademark owners

    Increased legal certainty and clarity at reduced fee levels are some of the effects of the trademark reform package which was approved by the European Parliament last week. The package entails a streamlining of the rules of both the national and EU trademark systems and encorporates recent EU case…