2015

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    .com celebrates 30 years

    In 2015, it has been 30 years since the first .com domain – symbolics.com – was registered. Since then, both the internet and the .com top level domain (TLD) have developed immensely. When .com was introduced, Internet was an unknown phenomenon used primarily by academics and researchers. Today, there…

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    Agreement reached on renewal fees for Unitary patent

    The level of the renewal fees for the unitary patent has been set. Last week, the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the EPO agreed that the renewal fee for a unitary patent (covering 25 EU member states) is on level with the sum of renewal fees in the four most frequently validated…

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    IP-owning companies perform better

    According to a new report, businesses that own IP rights generate more revenue per employee, have more employees and pay higher salaries than those that do not. The study is presented by the Observatory on Infringements of IP rights . The study found that IP owners had an average revenue per employee…

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    High rankings for Awapatent in IAM Patents 1000

    In the 2015 edition of the IAM 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals , Awapatent receives high rankings – the firm itself as well as its attorneys. Sweden Prosecution – highly recommended Transactions – recommended Litigation – ranked (as the only IP firm, the other ones are…

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    Article by AWA Asia counsel in World Trademark Review

    An article written by Ai-Leen Lim and Lawrence Yeung of AWA Asia was published in the April issue of World Trademark Review. Read it here: Beijing Higher People's Court considers evidence of use in non-use cancellation actions (PDF document, 249 kB)

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    Articles by Awapatent attorneys published in Chinese IAM

    Two articles written by Awapatent's attorneys were published in the April issue of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Chinese edition. Read them here: 商标所有者视角: 中国品牌资产中 社交媒体的力量 (PDF document, 3.9 MB) (, 3.9 MB) ("The power of social media in building brand assets in China: a trademark owner's…

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    Awapatent client is Sweden’s best young entrepreneur

    Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, CEO of water recycling technology company Orbital Systems, is Sweden's best young entrepreneur according to business daily Dagens Industri . Orbital Systems was founded in 2012 and has developed an environmental-friendly shower that cleans and recycles the water. Learn what…

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    Sweden, Denmark, and Finland are leading EU innovators

    Sweden, Denmark, and Finland are at the forefront when it comes to innovation in the European Union. This was noted by the European Commission in its annual Innovation Union Scoreboard survey for 2015. The survey measures the innovation capacity of Member States based on 25 indicators. The survey is…

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    Chinese telecom companies top international patent filing rankings

    The number of international patent applications filed under the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) continued to rise in 2014. This is the fifth consecutive year that PCT filings have risen. In all some 215,000 applications for patents were registered during the year, a 4.5 percent increase on figures…

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    Microsoft barred from registering Skype as trademark – too similar to Sky

    Skype is not eligible for registration as a trademark, because it may be confused with the registered trademark for Sky that predated it. That is the decision reached a short while ago by the judges at the General Court of the European Union. When Microsoft-owned Skype, a provider of web-based telephony…

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