AWA shall become the leading IP firm by combining IP law with business knowledge.

Awapatent is a leading consultancy firm in intellectual property with presence in both Europe and Asia. We help our clients turn ideas and innovations into business opportunities.

AWA Asia provides IP expertise for Western clients in Asia and for Asian clients in Europe.
AWA IPro provides strategy and partnering solutions in commercialization of IP and innovation.

  • 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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EPO gets Stricter on Requirements for Recording Assignments

The EPO is going to take a stricter approach for recording an assignment of EP applications. Up until now the EPO has accepted assignment documents evidencing a transfer that had only been signed by the Assignor. Recordal of assignment is governed by Article 72 EPC which states that “An assignment of a European patent application shall be made in writing and shall require the signature of the parties to the contract” The November 15 edition of the “Guidelines…