• Houdini wins H&M and ELLE Conscious Award 2017

    We are proud to congratulate our client Houdini for winning the prestigious H&M and ELLE Conscious Award 2017 at the ELLE-galan. Houdini is a Swedish outdoor company offering a range of functional and sustainable clothing garments.

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    Awapatent’s corporate responsibility during 2017

    During 2017 Awapatent will continue supporting three international charity and humanitarian organisations; SOS Children’s Villages, Team Rynkeby and Médecins Sans Frontières.

  • All time high number of trademark applications in the US

    Last year saw a record level of American trademark filings, rising by 5.2% from 2015, according to the USPTO’s (United States Patent and Trademark Office) Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2016. In addition, the number of trademark proceeding to registration rose by almost 10%…

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    One in three Swedish companies will increase their R&D during 2017

    Almost 9 out of 10 Swedish companies will make R&D investments at the same level or at a higher level than they did in 2016. In the life science sector 34 percent of the companies will invest more, and among the IT and telecom companies the number is 28 percent. These and other interesting figures…

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    Awapatent among the top PCT filers in Europe

    Managing IP 's annual PCT survey ranks the top PCT filers in the major patenting jurisdictions. In the latest survey Awapatent is ranked no 1 among 10 Swedish IP firms and no 11 among 20 European IP firms. Managing IP does not report any country-specific statistics from Denmark. The firms are…

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    All-time-high recruitment in the AWA Group during 2016

    Awapatent is growing considerably and welcomed 52 new employees during 2016.

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    Awapatent contributes in “Designs: A Global Guide 2017” from World Trademark Review

    Awapatent participates in the international IP handbook Designs: A Global Guide  2017 from World Trademark Review (Globe Business Media Group) with both the Swedish and Danish jurisdictions. Authors of the Sweden chapter are Anita Gillior and Emelie Fyhrqvist , both Attorneys at Law at Awapatent’s…

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    Sidsel Hauge – new CEO of Awapatent A/S

    After more than 30 years in the firm, Peter Indahl has decided to withdraw from his position as CEO of Awapatent Denmark. As of 1 December, Sidsel Hauge, will become the new Business Area Manager for Denmark and CEO for Awapatent A/S. Sidsel has been with Awapatent since 2002, a partner since 2007…

  • Long-awaited decision from the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning multiple priorities

    In an order dated 29 November 2016, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO has decided that partial priority may not be refused for generic "OR"-claims. The order in G 1/15 is as follows. Under the EPC, entitlement to partial priority may not be refused for a claim encompassing alternative subject-matter…

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    UPC might start 2017 after all

    Today, the UK minister for Intellectual Property announced that the UK government is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement ( https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-signals-green-light-to-unified-patent-court-agreement ). "Following the announcement today, the UK…

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