• No copyright protection for yoga

    A United States court of appeals recently declared that yoga poses are not entitled to copyright protection. The Indian yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury had previously accused the founders of the yoga studio Evolution Yoga of copying his yoga method consisting of 26 positions that must be performed in…

  • New agreements struck in Sweden concerning competition clauses and employee inventions

    In some cases companies make the employee sign a non-competition clause to ensure loyalty and confidentiality during a certain period after termination of the employment. The newly struck agreement applies to all enterprises where there are trade secrets, not as before, focused primarily on companies…

  • Apple has been appointed the world’s most valuable brand

    Apple has been named the most valuable brand after their release of the smartwatch and iPhone 6s. According to a study of the top 100 brands made by Interbrand, Apple tops the list with an estimated value of $170 billion with Google and Coca Cola close behind. Digital companies dominate the list…

  • Decision on calculation of SPC-term in favour of Pharmaceutical companies where every day counts

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed the Advocate General’s Opinion Case C-471/14 Seattle Genetics Inc . Read the whole article here

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    Unified Patent Court (UPC) one step closer to realization

    The plans for the opening of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are moving ahead. Last week, seven EU member states signed a protocol which clears the way for the UPC to start its work in late 2016 or early 2017. The protocol comprises legal and practical arrangements and will, among other things, permit…

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    Next step in unifying the European patents

    The Unitary Patent that is evolving for the European market has taken another step forward and Italy has initiated the process to join the UP as well. By doing this, Europe is now covering a market which is comparable to that of the United States counting the GDP. The Unitary Patent is a European…

  • New report on the “3-for-1” approach in the world of trademarks

    The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (The UK IPO) has published the report “ Cluttering and Non-Use of Trade Marks in Europe ”, which brings up the issue of too many trademarks being registered and not used. The UK’s IPO was keen to better understand the extent of cluttering within…

  • Pharmaceutical companies in the EU are dependent on a right SPC term – Every day counts

    The Advocate General's opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) referral in Case C-471/14 ( Seattle Genetics) . The CJEU decision is expected 6 October 2015 .

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    We are looking for an IP-assistant/ paralegal with focus on patent to Gothenburg, Sweden

    You can find more information about this position and apply if you go to the Swedish part of the website. This is done by choosing "svenska" in the dropdown menu for languages in the top right hand corner. Or you can copy this link into a new browser window: http://www.awapatent.com/sv/karriar/lediga-tjanster/

  • We congratulate our client AMRA on winning the Nordic Stars Award

    The purpose of the Nordic Stars Award is to highlight three Nordic companies with strong innovation and entrepreneurial spirit which makes them a role model for other companies.

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