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    Awapatent ranked as number nine in PCT survey

    The industry magazine Managing IP ’s annual ranking of the number of PCT applications filed has just been published. In the “EPO” category Awapatent is ranked number nine with 260 PCT applications filed. In the “Sweden” category the firm are ranked number one with 206 PCT applications filed. MIP…

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    No copyright protection for yoga

    A United States court of appeals recently declared that yoga poses are not entitled to copyright protection. The Indian yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury had previously accused the founders of the yoga studio Evolution Yoga of copying his yoga method consisting of 26 positions that must be performed in…

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    New agreements struck in Sweden concerning competition clauses and employee inventions

    In some cases companies make the employee sign a non-competition clause to ensure loyalty and confidentiality during a certain period after termination of the employment. The newly struck agreement applies to all enterprises where there are trade secrets, not as before, focused primarily on companies…

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    Apple has been appointed the world’s most valuable brand

    Apple has been named the most valuable brand after their release of the smartwatch and iPhone 6s. According to a study of the top 100 brands made by Interbrand, Apple tops the list with an estimated value of $170 billion with Google and Coca Cola close behind. Digital companies dominate the list…

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    Decision on calculation of SPC-term in favour of Pharmaceutical companies where every day counts

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed the Advocate General’s Opinion Case C-471/14 Seattle Genetics Inc . Read the whole article here

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    Unified Patent Court (UPC) one step closer to realization

    The plans for the opening of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are moving ahead. Last week, seven EU member states signed a protocol which clears the way for the UPC to start its work in late 2016 or early 2017. The protocol comprises legal and practical arrangements and will, among other things, permit…