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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 and is the leading research institute in China. Today, CAS is divided into 117 institutes with…

  • 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 Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), makes it possible to submit just one single patent application that will subsequently…

  • 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 on Community Trademarks (CTM), Registered Community Designs (RCD) and potentially the Unitary Patent System. The accession means that from the date…

  • 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 seized, according to a recent report from the European Commission. The report concludes, however, that although the number…

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    Eight new European Patent Attorneys at Awapatent

    Eight patent attorneys at Awapatent have passed this year's European Qualifying Examination (EQE), earning them the title European Patent Attorney. These new European Patent Attorneys are authorized to represent Awapatent's clients before the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. The title European…

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    Awapatent launches another new service – Valuation

    Intellectual property (IP) and intellectual assets (IA) account for a majority of the value in many companies. However, the valuation of IP/IA is difficult due to its complexity. Therefore, Awapatent – as a leading expert in IP and IA – now offers new valuation services. We help value a company’s…

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    Open IP – a new service from Awapatent

    Awapatent now offers a new service within open innovation – Open IP. Open IP from Awapatent is a variety of services regarding the open innovation process – ranging from project management and industry-specific knowledge to management of all legal aspects throughout the process. Open innovation…

  • Switzerland, Sweden and UK: the most innovative countries in the world

    Global Innovation Index 2013, published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is now official. The index ranks 142 economies, using 84 different indicators showing both innovation capabilities and measurable results. Switzerland keeps the top placement…

  • AWAipReview Newsflash: UPC rules of procedure - public consultation

    Read the Newsflash here.

  • EPO ignites hope for relaxed divisional window

    In 2010, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation amended Rule 36, EPC, relating to the filing of divisional applications. According to amended Rule 36, any divisional applications must be filed within a 24-month time limit triggered by the issuance of the first Office Action…

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