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    You have the bright ideas. We go above and beyond to develop them into brilliant business opportunities. As leading intellectual property specialists, we help you make the right move to meet every challenge.

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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

With about 300 employees, including 160 IP attorneys (of which 65 are European Patent Attorneys), we have more experts ready to be at your service than most…

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…

We strive to be the champion in IP for every client and over the years our work has been continuously awarded in different national and international rankings.

Awapatent IP Blog

Anders Michael Poulsen

Copyright in relation to e-books

The copyright protection of authors is being increasingly challenged by the continuing digitalization of the book market. The emergence of the e-book has caused a very IP-relevant question: Is the consumer allowed to re-sell the e-book he purchased? When it comes to physical works such as hard copy books, European copyright legislation clearly states that once a work has been sold within the EEA, with the consent of the owner, this item can freely be resold…