Awards and rankings
We strive to be the champion in IP for every client and over the years our work has been continuously awarded in different national and international rankings.
Inga-Lill Andersson, Ai-Leen Lim and Anette Rasmussen recognised as WIPR Leaders
WIPR Leaders profiles the leading IP practitioners from around the world. Leaders were chosen after a four-month nomination process, in which WIPR sought views from 12,000 IP professionals.
AWA wins Denmark Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year at Global IP Awards
Presented by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR), the Awards recognize outstanding achievement in IP litigation, prosecution and transactional work during 2019.
Based on collective knowledge and insight, and drawing on a number of strategic data points, IAM and WTR have identified the firms, that deserve recognition for their achievements across the past 12 months.
AWA Takes Home Best IP Advisor: Nordics
On Tuesday, January 28, AWA received Best IP Advisor: Nordics at the Innovation & IP Forum and Awards presented by Leaders League.
This is the first time AWA has received this award. Around 80 high-profile jury members (consisting of in-house counsel from some of the world's largest corporations) cast votes to decide the best IP players across 15 categories based on information submitted by firms.
Kristina Walls and Sidsel Hauge with help from Thomas Moreau put forward the submission from AWA which detailed case highlights from across Sweden and Denmark as well as extensive firm information to showcase AWA's strengths as a leading IP firm in the region.
The Innovation & IP Forum and Awards are dedicated to challenges and opportunities worldwide in patents, trademarks, IT, IP litigation and other related rights. Over 500 key players from across the world of innovation, including General Counsel, IP Directors, Chief Innovation Officers, R&D Directors and Directors of Strategy gather each year for the event.
Ai-Leen Lim, Ashley Zhao and Xiaofan Chen Recommended Lawyers in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
We are pleased to announce that AWA Asia has again been ranked as a leading firm by The Legal 500 in the 2020 edition for the Asia Pacific region.
The Legal 500 obtained the following testimonials as part of the research process:
"'AWA Asia is known for its excellent counsel, prompt attention, always being on top of things and employing very friendly people'".
"'AWA Asia provides a single point of contact for the seamless handling of matters in both the PRC and Hong Kong.'"
"'AWA Asia's ability to give direct, succinct feedback on issues or a 'quick gut check' analysis of a situation is what makes it such a standout firm in Asia. Armed with concise and relevant information, clients can then decide if they want to pursue a course of action or have Ai-Leen Lim and her team conduct a full, comprehensive analysis of a particular issue"'.
Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The 2020 edition was launched on January 16, 2020.
Four AWA attorneys included in Managing IP's Rising Stars list
The list recognises some of the best up-and-coming IP practitioners below partner level who contributed to the success of their firms and clients. Selection is primarily based on an individual’s contributions and expertise, but activities in the IP community are also considered.
Managing IP launched its official Rising Stars list last year and features over 600 IP practitioners from more than 20 jurisdictions.
Five from AWA, AWA Asia and AWA Strategy named as world's leading IP strategists
We are pleased to announce that Joakim Hammarsjö from AWA, Ai-Leen Lim from AWA Asia, and Thomas Ewing, Martin Jansson and Henrik Olsson from AWA Strategy have been identified by the IAM Strategy 300 in the 2019 edition of the World's Leading IP Strategists.
The IAM Strategy 300 – The World's Leading IP Strategists identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolios. The IP strategists are primarily identified through an extensive research process involving online nominations and face-to-face and telephone interviews and email exchanges, with senior members of the global IP community. No individual can qualify for a listing in the IAM Strategy 300 unless he or she is nominated by at least three people from outside of his or her own organization.
Five AWA consultants recommended in Legal 500 EMEA rankings
We are pleased to announce that five AWA consultants have been recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2019 rankings published this week.
Sweden and Denmark also received recommended firm rankings with the publication noting that: "specialist IP firm AWA fields a substantial team of experienced lawyers" for Sweden, while "AWA Law provides 'clear and pragmatic advice' and is 'highly tactical with key knowledge of local IP law'" for Denmark.
Inga-Lill Andersson, Anette Rasmussen and Ai-Leen Lim selected as Influential Women in IP
The project celebrates the role of women in the industry and profiles 80 leading female practitioners from around the world.
World IP Review have launched a publication profiling each of the leading women and various articles on gender equality in the workplace. Please click here to view the publication.
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Nine AWA consultants listed as IP Stars by Managing IP
We are pleased to announce that nine AWA consultants have been listed as IP Stars by leading industry publication Managing IP. Alongside AWA's firm rankings, Managing IP recognises the work of outstanding individuals called IP Stars.
In China, Ai-Leen Lim was selected as a Trademark Star.
IP Stars by Managing IP is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. The publication has been researching and ranking firms since 1996.
To view the full list, please visit IP Stars.
IAM Patent 1000
Sweden and Denmark: AWA is a highly recommended firm.
Julia Mannesson, Inga-Lill Andersson, Peter Kenamets, Mikael Henriksson, Mattias Pierrou, Urban Lind, Niklas Mattsson, Martin Tranälv and Sören Giver were recommended individuals for Sweden.
For Denmark, Sidsel Hague and Eva Carlsson were recommended.
AWA Asia’s Xiofan Chen was recommended for transactions under China: Foreign.
In the 2018 edition of the international directory World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals,
AWA as a group is recommended in the
- international ranking (consisting of 21 IP firms in total): AWA has successfully positioned itself as a thoroughly modern international IP consultancy, with a strong presence in Northern Europe and Asia. AWA Group CEO Magnus Hallin, based in Malmo, must be credited with this success. He is very much into the business side of intellectual property, and has changed the face of the firm better to serve the commercial needs of its patrons. AWA really hit the big time in 2015 when it cut the ribbon on offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, and it definitely chose the right person to lead the AWA Asia effort in Ai-Leen Lim. She has been putting in consistently stellar performances for big brands, which love her for telling it like it is.
AWA Asia is recommended in the
- Chinese ranking for foreign firms: Having established its Asia-Pacific presence, ambitious outfit AWA Asia shows no signs of slowing down. It assuredly guides dispute resolution and transactional negotiations as companies seek to navigate the intricacies of entering and doing business in the Chinese market.
Ai-Leen Lim, CEO of AWA Asia, is also top-listed in the individual ranking:
She is a natural leader who keeps her clients’ best interests in mind. She always gives straight, well-reasoned advice that shows you the way forward and she is able to explain, in a very pedagogical way, how the Chinese trademark system differs from systems in Europe. She doesn’t sugar-coat anything, which helps you accurately determine how much risk is involved in a particular course of action and she is a flexible problem solver whose client service is unparalleled. She makes herself available at any time of the day or night and is an exceptionally responsive professional who you can rely on 100%.
AWA is recommended in the
- Tier 2 for Denmark
In the ranking of individuals, Anette Rasmussen, Attorney at Law, is recommended:
She handles opposition and cancellation proceedings calmly and efficiently and possesses in-depth knowledge in regard to border seizures too. Because she knows the history of her clients’ brands and products, everything proceeds smoothly. On top of all this, she always reacts promptly to emails so you never have to worry for long.
AWA AB is recommended in the
- gold category in the ranking for Prosecution and strategy and
- silver category in the ranking for Enforcement and litigation:
AWA is a major player that delivers top-quality work every time.
Based in Malmo, group CEO Magnus Hallin is constantly in contact with his colleagues abroad, exchanging insights and ensuring everyone is in the loop on international filing strategies. As a member of the SPRO’s advisory board, Hallin has an intimate understanding of the office’s workings and its examiners’ thought processes. His teammate Martin Tranälv is another portfolio management magus. He’s a really talented, client-focused lawyer. As well as having a knack for threading together supremely favourable licensing contracts, he knows a thing or two about marketing.
The Legal 500
Sweden: AWA is recommended for Intellectual Property and Media in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018 rankings.
AWA won the honourable award Sweden Prosecution Firm of the Year 2018 for the second consecutive year. AWA was also shortlisted for Prosecution in Denmark and for Scandinavia.
Managing IP’s 2018 IP Stars rankings
Sweden: AWA is ranked in
- Tier 1 for Trademark Prosecution
- Tier 1 for Patent Prosecution
- Tier 3 for Trademark Contentious
- Tier 3 for Patent Contentious
Denmark: AWA A/S is ranked in
- Tier 1 for Trademark Prosecution
- Tier 2 for Patent Prosecution
AWA A/S is also listed under Other notable firms in the category Trademark Contentious
China: AWA Asia is ranked in:
- Tier 2 for Trademark – Foreign Firms