Intellectual Property from IP Law Experts
From our offices across Europe and Asia, we provide clients with strategic advice and durable solutions to secure innovations, protect brands and develop solid intellectual property portfolios.
As industries and sectors become overcrowded, AWA helps innovators monetise on intangible assets. As markets become saturated, we help brands differentiative themselves and stand-out.
Patents, trademarks, IP legal, design, copyright and domain names
We identify the best combination of intellectual property rights to offer strong protection for our clients including patents, trademarks, IP legal, copyright, domain names and design rights.
Capturing IP value
AWA focuses on the long-term – building a business is a journey that requires strategy throughout the corporate cycle to protect and enforce IP rights, but to also identity and capture the value of intellectual assets. This strategy is what will support your business as it navigates evolving marketplaces.
Brand Management and Trademarks
Protecting your brands, enforcing trademarks and creating strategies aligned to your business plan and future direction.
Assisting international companies with this key global market or as destination for manufacturing activities.
A valuable tool against infringers and copycats, we work with clients to protect the visual appearance of products.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Support at every stage of your dispute, drawing on deep technical and sector-specific knowledge.
We help you navigate the crowded domain space and ensure this digital asset forms part of your IP portfolio.
We provide strategic assistance with agreements whilst understanding the worth and value of IP to your business.
Since 1897 we have worked with some of the world’s greatest innovators to protect patents and use them as a commercial asset.
Manage all of your intellectual property renewals through our easy-to-use digital tool exclusively for AWA clients.
A dedicated team focusing on the strategic and commercial aspects of intellectual property.
- Seven from AWA selected as the world’s leading IP strategists by IAM
- World IP Review profiles Joëlle Van Malderen and Alicia Kim in WIPR Diversity
- Anette Rasmussen joins Ai-Leen Lim in WTR Global Leaders
- 22 AWA attorneys recommended as the world’s leading patent professionals
- Anette Rasmussen is recognised as one of the Top 250 Women in IP
- Xiaofan Chen appointed Board Member of Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China
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Let’s talk. AWA has over 350 employees across Belgium, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland offering strategic IP advice virtually or physically. There is no charge for this initial contact, so let’s talk to identify your intellectual property needs and start developing the market together.
Some initial questions clients come to us with:
• How do I manage IP infringement on a global scale?
• How do we implement a brand management strategy?
• Is our trademark protected globally?
• Can domains with my brand name be registered by others?
• How does a patent stop competitors from stealing our ideas?
• How do I know if someone else has patented my innovation?
• What intellectual property rights do my competitors own?
• How can I renew an expired design, patent or trademark?
Digital IP Tools
In the digital era, AWA is innovating the intellectual property software tools of the future that reduce workload and save time for our clients. This leaves them with more time to create intellectual property rights (IPR) including patents, trademarks and design registrations for us to protect, enforce and monetise to ultimately get – and stay ahead – of the competition.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Protecting IP during infringement cases shields your valuable investments. Through AWA IP legal services we will pursue and defend claims for preliminary injunctions and other security measures. Litigations are rarely restricted to a single jurisdiction, we coordinate and employ our extensive but selective network of professionals to secure rights and interests globally. We manage costs and budget effectively to ensure that resources are allocated appropriately.
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The European Patent Office’s (EPO) highest legal authority, the Enlarged Board of Appeal, is about to be referred questions from the Board of Appeal (BoA) on whether data produced after the filing date of a patent application (post-published data) can be used as the sole basis to support the inventive step of a claim. Essentially, […]