Awapatent is one of Europe's leading consulting companies in IP, Intellectual Property. We use our legal and technical expertise to help our clients turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities.

Our practice areas

  • Creating IP rights

    Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Utility models, Community Trademark, Registered Community Design, Unitary Patent

  • Renewal of IP rights

    Renewal of patent rights, Renewal of trademark rights, Renewal of design rights

  • Dispute resolution

    Patent infringement and invalidity disputes, Trademark disputes, EPO oppositions, Design disputes, Trade secret disputes

  • IP management

    Searches & analyses, Freedom to operate investigations, Monitoring, IP strategy, Valuation services, IPR Forum

  • Licensing & contracts

    IP due diligence, Agreements, Open innovation, Trade secrets, Employee's rights to inventions

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Awapatent IP Blog

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The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if the actual advent of the unitary patent and UPC is still some way off, potential patent rights holders in the two countries should already now prepare for the new regime. The coming into force of the UPCA – presumably in early 2016 – will bring about many changes to the patent system in Europe. Most importantly, the unitary patent will provide enforceable…