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  • Signing of the Unified Patent Court agreement

    The international agreement for establishing a Unified Patent Court (UPC) was signed on 19 February in Brussels. It will ensure the uniform applicability of patent law throughout the territories of the signatory countries. The new court will avoid the occurrence of multiple court cases with regard…

  • Community Design celebrates tenth anniversary

    The European trademark authority (OHIM) is set to pass a key milestone in 2013 with the tenth anniversary of the first Registered Community Design (RCD) which was effected on 1 April 2003. Since then, OHIM has registered more than 690,000 RCDs. RCD has a number of benefits for anyone looking to apply…

  • EU Commission eager to protect know-how

    The EU Commission has announced a consultative investigation into the protection of business-related and research-related know-how. The study follows the Commission's report on trade secrets and parasitic copying (look-alikes), and is part of a wider investigation into the protection of intellectual…

  • Record numbers of European patent filings in 2012

    European patent filings reached record highs in 2012. Last year the European Patent Office (EPO) received around 258,600 applications – 5.7 % more than in the previous year. The number of patents granted also increased over the same period to 65,700. Patent applications received from Europe remain…

  • Apple seeks to protect iPad trademark in China

    China is Apple’s most important market, which has led to the company building support for unique Chinese functions and services into its iOS operative system. Now, Apple is making vigorous efforts to protect itself from copies and imitations. In November Apple settled a protracted trademark dispute…

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    Awapatent maintains its positions in the World IP Survey 2013

    For the 20th time The World IP Survey has now been published by the international IP magazine Managing Intellectual Property . The survey contains rankings of the leading law firms and IP firms worldwide. Awapatent maintains its positions from last year, both in Sweden and Denmark. In the ranking…

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    New employee Yuan Qi intensifies Awapatent's China venture

    Awapatent's ambition to strengthen its position in China intensifies, as the company's China team expands. The team increases its country-specific expertise through the recruitment of Ms. Yuan Qi , who will hold the position of Chinese Liaisons Coordinator. Providing important insights into the country's…

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    Awapatent and CEO Magnus Hallin top-ranked in WTR 1000 (2013)

    In the international directory "World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's leading Trademark Professionals" Awapatent Sweden has been recommended in the gold band category (top end) and Awapatent Denmark has been recommended in the bronze band category within "trademark prosecution and trademark strategy"…

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    Kristina Walls once again nominated for the Swedish award “Årets Ung Chef”

    For the second year in a row Kristina Walls , Area Manager South Sweden at Awapatent AB, is one of three nominees for the Swedish award "Årets Ung chef" (Young Manager of the Year) arranged by the magazine Chef. The winner will be announced at Chefgalan on 13 March in Stockholm. The other nominees…

  • The EU’s General Court rejects a trademark application for “photos.com”

    American image-licensing company Getty Images has lost an appeal with the General Court, the court of first instance of the European Court of Justice. The company applied for trademark protection of the mark "photos.com" for a number of products and services related to photo and image management, but…

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