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    Samsung filed the most European patent applications

    Demand for patent protection in Europe continues to grow, with more applications being filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) than ever – 266,000 in 2013, up from 258,000 in 2012. Applications came from countries around the world, led by the US (24% of the total), Japan (20%) and Germany (12%)…

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    Awapatent sponsors Excitera Innovation Challenge

    This year Awapatent is one of the main sponsors of Excitera Innovation Challenge, an annual contest and event open to students at Swedish universities.The challenge in Excitera Innovation Challenge is to make marketable products of some research cases from different Swedish universities. The competition…

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    Graphical user interfaces can be protected in China

    From May 1, graphical user interfaces (GUI) will become eligible for design patent protection in China, following a revision of the examination guidelines by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). However, designs which are unrelated to human-machine interaction or product function, such as…

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    The Nordic countries remain strong in Global Innovation Index

    The latest Global Innovation Index from EU has just been released. Just like last year Switzerland is ranked as no. 1 in the world and Sweden as no. 2, by a small margin before the UK. Denmark is ranked as no 9. Several parameters within Innovation input and Innovation output are combined…

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    Awapatent maintains high rankings for trademark work

    MIP – Managing Intellectual Property – recently released the annual trademark survey, where the leading trademark firms of 2014 are recommended and ranked. Just as last year, Awapatent scores high in the list in both Sweden and Denmark. In the ranking, the leading IP firms of each country are listed…

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    Nordic/Baltic divisions in the Unified Patent Court

    Yesterday the governments in Sweden and the three Baltic countries signed an agreement on a common regional division within the UPC system. The court will be placed in Stockholm and the language used will be English. In Denmark, the government has decided to establish a local Danish division of the…

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    Awapatent shares knowledge of designs in global guide

    Attorneys at Law Anita Gillior and Mette Bender have contributed with the Swedish and Danish chapters of Designs: A Global Guide 2014, supplement to World Trademark Review magazine. Read the Danish chapter Read the Swedish chapter

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    Awapatent nominated for Managing IP’s Global Awards

    Awapatent has been nominated in the "Sweden" category for this year's edition of Managing IP Global Awards. The awards recognize outstanding IP work in the past twelve months and the final results will be presented in London on March 19. The winners are chosen by Managing IP based on the research…

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    Google and Samsung partner on patents

    Samsung and Google have signed a global partnership agreement on cross-licensing of patents. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will have access to the other's patent portfolios in an effort to enable joint research and development. The agreement covers a wide range of technology and…

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    Number of new top-level domains now exceed 100

    It may soon be possible to register domain names ending in .today, .shoes, .social, and .berlin. More than 100 new generic top-level domains have been given the green light by ICANN and may soon be open for domain registrations. The new top-level domains also include Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and…

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