AWA is a leading IP firm with over 350 employees across 21 offices in Belgium, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
We believe tomorrow is today’s emerging business – rising up from untapped potential within established industries and start-ups. No matter the size or industry, we help our clients create business out of their ideas and innovations.
AWA was founded in 1897 by Swedish engineer Anders Wilhelm Anderson. His initials form our company name and remind us of our proud history.
We supply a full-service offering of IP law services in prosecution, dispute litigation, aftermarket services, legal advice, strategy and commercialisation. Our IP professionals are experts in patents, trademark, design, copyright and domain names.
AWA has close to 200 IP specialists (including 70 European patent attorneys and 35 European trademark and design attorneys) helping over 4,300 clients in almost 60 countries with all aspects of their intellectual property needs.
AWA is 100% owned by the employees with more than 50% of employees choosing to invest or hold shares in the Group. This reflects their personal and long-term commitment to both the firm and its clients.