Brand Wars: China steps up to the plate against trademark squatters

Webinar

For the past four decades, foreign companies have been confronted with Chinese trademark squatting. Trademark squatting, in which someone else registers your trademark, suddenly prevents you from using your brand in China. Causing massive headaches every year, foreign companies are often left with little choice but to cough up huge sums to buy back the...

From Borås to Mars: Oxeon’s Incredible IP Journey

Join us for this special webinar where we talk to AWA’s client Oxeon about its signature product TeXtreme® – a unique weaving technology from the composites industry, particularly used for producing carbon reinforcements. Fredrik Engdahl and Martin Jansson from AWA’s Gothenburg office will sit down with Andreas Martsman – Oxeon’s VP of Marketing & Sales....

China’s New Patent Law: Explaining Substantial Changes Years in the Making

Insufficient patent protection and enforcement in China has been a long-standing frustration not just for international but also domestic rights holders. After several rounds of revisions and years in the making – the revised PRC Patent Law entered into force on June 1, 2021. The fourth amendments bring substantial changes including the creation of a...

Challenges in development of Cell/Gene Therapy Products (ATMPs) – Intellectual Property Do’s and Don’ts

Regulated as pharmaceuticals with a requirement for market approval, ATMPs (cell and/or gene therapy products) need to have a strong business model to survive costs of high-risk development, GMP manufacture and clinical trials. Partnering with commercial entities can often assist in your GMP translation, CMC, device and clinical trials development, but your partners need confirmation of protection for the commercial...

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IP Pitfalls When Creating a New Product Line (Or a New Company) – Parts 1 and 2

When creating a new product line or starting a new company, many types of considerations and preparations are necessary. Experience shows that the IP considerations are often near the bottom of the to-do list. However, not giving IP due focus may lead to substantial problems and headaches down the road. Some of these problems can be very...

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IP Pitfalls When Creating a New Product Line (Or a New Company) – Parts 1 and 2

When creating a new product line or starting a new company, many types of considerations and preparations are necessary. Experience shows that the IP considerations are often near the bottom of the to-do list. However, not giving IP due focus may lead to substantial problems and headaches down the road. Some of these problems can be very...

Meet AWA at the Lund University Faculty of Engineering Hybrid Career Fair

17 NOV (10 AM-4 PM CET) Hybrid Career Fair (Day 1): Please, visit us at ARKAD 2021, Lund University-Faculty of Engineering Discover Your Future in Intellectual Property (IP)! Welcome to Stand # 45 at Studiecentrum (1st Floor), or stop by our virtual booth, to learn more about AWA and IP! 18 NOV (10 AM-3 PM CET) Hybrid Career Fair (Day 2): Please, visit us at ARKAD 2021,...

Challenging Trademarks in Europe: Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings at the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property and the EUIPO

Trademark opposition proceedings provide trademark owners a relatively quick means to challenge the trademark application of another prior the challenged application being granted. Meanwhile, a cancellation proceeding offers a trademark owner a procedural mechanism to challenge an issued trademark at the Intellectual Property Office rather than in court. Different timelines, grounds for challenge, standards of...

Meet AWA at the KTH Virtual Career Fair ARMADA

23 NOV (10 AM-4 PM CET) Virtual Career Fair (Day 1): Please, visit us at ARMADA 2021, KTH. Create you profile at Armada.nu and get in touch with your future employer! Discover Your Future in Intellectual Property (IP)! 24 NOV (10 AM-4 PM CET) Virtual Career Fair (Day 2): Please, visit us at ARMADA 2021,...

Meet AWA at GAIUS Career Fair in Gothenburg

Are you an Attorney-at-Law or soon-to-be? Looking to work with the world’s most innovative companies? Planning to attend the GAIUS Career Fair in Gothenburg on Thursday, 9 December? Please, visit our stand # 38 ”Övre handelsrätten” (University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law)! NERDS AND NON-NERDS, WELCOME! Your traits are equally important to...

Online Seminar – From Protection to Control: How to use IP at a Commercial Level

The December seminar from the head of AWA Strategy – Henrik Olsson looking at how best to use IP at a commercial level will now be held online. The business domain is changing. Globalization, digitalization and pressure on higher returns from investments. These drivers challenge the classic perspectives on competition as well as innovation. We...