March

  • , Awa news

    Awapatent remains at the top of Managing IP’s international rankings

    In MIP’s international rankings “ IP Stars 2016 ”, where top firms in over 70 jurisdictions are ranked for their patent work, Awapatent keeps the top positions from previous years in Sweden and Denmark. The leading IP firms of each country are listed in up to 4 different tiers. Awapatent Sweden…

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    Increase of cybersquatting due to new top level domains

    Last year, trademark owners filed 2,754 “cybersquatting” cases with WIPO, an increase of 4.6% over the previous year. Cybersquatting typically means the registration of a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cases filed under…

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    Swedish government initiates an IP drive

    The Swedish government has launched a drive for intellectual property. The purpose is to raise the level of knowledge about IP’s influence on innovation and growth.

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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…