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    World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April

    On 26 April every year, WIPO invites everybody to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day in order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year World Intellectual Property Day focuses on the theme Creativity - Next Generation…

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    Six new Authorized Patent Attorneys at Awapatent in Sweden

    Six additional patent attorneys at Awapatent have now passed the examination for the authorization as Swedish Patent Attorney. Awapatent now has more than 50 Authorized Patent Attorneys in Sweden. As a Swedish Authorized Patent Attorney you have a statutory confidentiality and are exempted from witness…

  • Conflicts regarding the new top level domains

    Between January and April 2012 companies and organisations were given the opportunity to apply for their own unique top-level domain. ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which is administering the process, received around 1,900 applications for new top level domains; 93…

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    Awapatent expands with new Uppsala office

    2 April marks an exciting day for Awapatent. On this day the doors will open to Awapatent's latest expansion – the Uppsala office. With four experienced consultants the new establishment will cater to the various IP and patent needs that new and existing clients in the region may have. Two of the…

  • Active efforts against illegal downloads give tailwind to the music industry

    The global music industry is on the road to recovery, reports the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in a press release. The turnaround is partly due to an upswing in the demand for licensed digital music services and strong expansion in new markets. Income from digital music…

  • New EU regulation to stop counterfeit goods

    On 24 January 2013 the European Parliament's standing committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, IMCO, gave its backing to a new regulation. The new regulation gives the customs authorities an increased mandate to tackle suspected counterfeit goods that make their way into the EU. The…

  • Apple loses iPhone trademark in Brazil

    On 13 February 2013 Brazilian law-makers ruled that Apple has lost exclusive rights to use the iPhone trademark in the country. Apple's adversary is Gradiente Eletrônica, a local company that registered the name in 2000, six years before Apple did so. Gradiente Eletrônica launched its own Android-based…

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    Awapatent nominated for EPO work in MIP’s global shortlist

    The international IP magazine Managing Intellectual Property has now released the shortlist for Global Awards 2013. Awapatent is nominated in two categories: "Sweden" and "EPO work". The award "EPO work" is a new one this year, and Awapatent is proud to compete with Carpmaels & Ransford, Grunecker…

  • Signing of the Unified Patent Court agreement

    The international agreement for establishing a Unified Patent Court (UPC) was signed on 19 February in Brussels. It will ensure the uniform applicability of patent law throughout the territories of the signatory countries. The new court will avoid the occurrence of multiple court cases with regard…

  • Community Design celebrates tenth anniversary

    The European trademark authority (OHIM) is set to pass a key milestone in 2013 with the tenth anniversary of the first Registered Community Design (RCD) which was effected on 1 April 2003. Since then, OHIM has registered more than 690,000 RCDs. RCD has a number of benefits for anyone looking to apply…

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