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  • UK term of copyright extended to 70 years

    On 1 October this year an important amendment was made to UK copyright law. Following the change, the term of copyright has now been increased from 25 years after the…

  • Coca-Cola loses its status as the world’s most valuable brand

    Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft. For year after year these three companies have regularly topped Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable trademarks and brands. Last year, however, Apple succeeded in leapfrogging…

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    Awapatent attorney new member of INTA subcommittee

    Robin Berzelius, Attorney-at-Law at Awapatent has been appointed member of INTA’s (International Trademark Association) Design Rights Subcommittee of the Related Rights Committee for a two-year term. In addition, Robin is…

  • New report: One in three jobs in Europe generated by IPR-intensive industries

    Approximately 35 percent of all employment in the EU (or 77 million jobs) stems directly or indirectly from IPR-intensive industries, according to a report published jointly by the European Patent…

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    Beware of bogus invoices

    Some of our clients have contacted us regarding suspicious invoices that concern some kind of patent registration or monitoring service. You should always pay close attention when you receive an…

  • Patent protection of software in New Zealand to end

    New Zealand now has new patent legislation to replace the old Patents Act from 1953. One of the more hotly debated updates relates to the patent protection of software. Under…

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    Chinese award to Awapatent consultant

    Ulf Håkanson, associate at Awapatent’s office in Lund, Sweden, has received the CAS International Cooperation Award for Young Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).CAS was founded in 1949…

  • Saudi Arabia new contracting state to international patent system

    Since 3 August this year Saudi Arabia has become a contracting state to the international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The PCT, which is administered by the UN agency the World…

  • Number of seized counterfeit goods declines in the EU

    In 2012, the EU customs authorities seized close to 40 million counterfeit goods – a sharp decline on the previous year when more than 114 million suspected counterfeit goods were…

  • Welcome Croatia!

    The European Union has welcomed a new Member State, as Croatia has become the 28th country to join the EU on 1 July 2013. This will have a great impact…