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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

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Awapatent IP Blog

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European patent validation in Morocco and Tunisia

Recently, the EPO has initiated work on a new interesting possibility for European patent applicants. Namely, the EPO has reported having signed an agreement with the Tunisian government on the validation of European patents for Tunisia. A similar agreement has previously, in 2013, been signed with the Moroccan government. According to the agreements, European patents validated in these countries will have the same legal effect as Moroccan and Tunisian…