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    New rules for EU trademark applications

    As of 1 October 2017, one of the changes is that the graphical representation requirement for submitting an EU trademark application has been abolished. Signs can now be represented in other forms as long as “the representation is clear, precise, self-contained, easily accessible, intelligible…

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    EPO/EAPO Fast-track patent examination in place

    As a result of the entry into force of the joint Patent Prosecution Highwaty (PPH), applicants for patent protection at the EPO and EAPO (Euroasian Patent Office) can now enjoy fast-track patent examination at both offices. In addition, the PPH allows participating patent offices to share and re-use…

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    New EPO president next summer

    The Portuguese António Campinos has been elected to succeed Benoît Battistelli as President of the European Patent Office (EPO). His five-year term will start on 1 July 2018. Read more

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    Following Seattle Genetics, Swedish Appeal Court opens for re-examination of SPC term; overturning lower court

    On 4 October 2017, the Swedish Patent and Market Appeal Court handed down eight decisions in appeal cases regarding re-examination of SPC term decisions. The background relates to the famous Seattle Genetics case (C-471/14) in which the CJEU gave a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article…

  • , UP/UPC

    Fourteen countries have now ratified the UPC

    Despite the uncertain situation in the UK and Germany, other EU member states seem to continue to ratify the UPC agreement. The latest states to join those who have already ratified are Estonia and Lithuania, of which both deposited their instruments for ratification during August. The complete…

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    Ai-Leen Lim nominated as leading lawyer for China

    Independent publication Asia IP has listed Ai-Leen Lim, CEO of AWA Asia, as a leading lawyer for China under the categories trademark, patents and enforcement in their 2017 Asia IP Experts. The nomination is based on feedback from corporate counsel and industry peers.

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    Four new EPAs at Awapatent

    We are proud and happy to congratulate Matthew Baines (Copenhagen), Pontus Falk (Stockholm), Peter Stern (Stockholm) and David Färm (Stockholm) for passing this year’s European Qualifying Examination (EQE). They are now qualified European Patent Attorneys (EPAs). Congratulations and well…

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    Awapatent - 120 Years of Excellence

    Awapatent’s story began in 1897 with Swedish graduate engineer Anders Wilhelm Anderson (whose initials became the ‘AWA’ in Awapatent) and his understanding of the importance of patents for the industrialised Europe. Innovations were transforming the continent and Anderson quickly realised that patents…

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    See you at Nordic Life Science Days 2017!

    On 12-14 September, Nordic Life Science Days will be held in Malmö, Sweden. NLS is the largest Life Science conference in the Nordic countries and, naturally, Awapatent will be there too. We have representatives from several of our offices. We look forward to seeing you there! Attending consultants…

  • , Press releases

    AWA Asia launches patent practice in China

    The Asian arm of leading European intellectual property firm Awapatent, AWA Asia, continues its expansion by extending the 120-year-old firm's formidable patent practice to China. Having established its now award-winning brand management practice in February 2015 with the launch of AWA Asia in…

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