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UK inches towards UPC ratification

There was a sigh of relief at the end of November when the UK announced that it would proceed

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Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark

About a year ago the Danish Commercial and Maritime Court gave their decision in a case between Topbrands and

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Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal regarding negative features in a claim (i.e. disclaimers).

The use of undisclosed disclaimers in a filed application has been practiced since the start of the EPC (European

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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

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European Patent Office: New PPH agreements on the way

The ever expanding Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network keeps getting new additions, and as usual, the AWAPATENT IP Blog

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The value of design patents

It is a perfectly clear, crisp morning as I make my way from Washington DC’s Union Station, through a

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Early certainty and PCT direct – a visit by the EPO

Have you ever dreamt of having a fast grant of a European patent? This question was in focus at

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IP Law – How hard can it be?

My trainee colleagues and I are now in the final stage of our first 5-week theory period. So many

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Chinese focus on IP

Recently representatives of Awapatent participated in the China Intellectual Property Focus 2012 conference in Shanghai. Our participation is a

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Ideal conditions to learn about the world of IP

The first theory period of the trainee programme is coming to an end. It has been intensive weeks filled

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