Awapatent is a leading consultancy firm in intellectual property with presence in both Europe and Asia (under the brand AWA Asia). We use our legal and technical expertise to help our clients turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities.

  • 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

With about 300 employees, including 160 IP attorneys (of which more than 60 are European Patent Attorneys), we have more experts ready to be at your service…

We know your business. Awapatent's experts work with clients in a wide range of sectors and areas of technology. We have the industry knowledge and experience…

For seven months they will eat, sleep and breathe intellectual property. Follow the ten trainees' journey as they delve deeper into the world of IP on their…

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New IP courts major step forward in China’s judicial reforms

In November and December 2014, China announced the long awaited establishment of three specialized IP courts in the Tier 1 cities of Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. These courts are empowered to hear the following cases: First instance civil and administrative cases related to patents, new plant varieties, layout design of integrated circuit, technological secrets and computer software; First instance administrative cases involving copyright, trademark…